Abolish the CIA

Former President Harry Truman said he'd wanted to create the Central Intelligence Agency for the same reason that George W. Bush said he'd wanted to create the director of national intelligence, in order to have a single agency reconcile conflicting information from various other agencies.

"I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations," wrote Truman, who wanted the CIA restricted to "intelligence."
Background:
> Harry Truman: Limit CIA Role To Intelligence
> McClatchy: WikiLeaks shows CIA cracked smart phones, hid flaws from Apple
> David Talbot: The Devil's Chessboard
> Douglas Valentine: The Phoenix Program
> CNN: Karzai: CIA Promises to Continue Cash Payments
> The Atlantic: Drone War Has More Victims Than Bush-Era CIA Scandals
> Washington Post: An Alternative Explanation for Benghazi


We've now had 70 years of government overthrows, election interference, arming of terrorists, kidnapping, murder, torture, lies to justify wars, bribery of foreign officials, cyber-attacks, and other sorts of "peacetime cloak and dagger," plus open warfare waged by this unaccountable agency including through the use of drones.

With vast sums of unaccounted-for money, much of it generated by off-the-books proprietary companies and illegal activities like drug smuggling, the CIA spreads corruption around the world. This corruption undermines the U.S. government and the rule of law. CIA attacks on foreign governments and peoples backfire against the United States time and time again.

We've just learned that the CIA has been illegally keeping secret and exploiting weaknesses in U.S. companies' technology, hiding flaws from Apple, Google, and all of their customers.

Please add your name to this petition to Congress:

We urge you to abolish the Central Intelligence Agency.


201-225 of 8220 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8020 9 months ago Geoffrey McCorquodale Strichen, ot
8019 9 months ago Camille McCarthy Asheville, NC
8018 9 months ago Anonymous BC I support the right to privacy.
8017 9 months ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
8016 9 months ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
8015 9 months ago Josh Mong Portland, OR
8014 9 months ago William C. Hall Portland , OR The CIA has become a dangerously large rouge government agency. It has become the problem not the solution. time for a new smart lean focused iintelljigence agency
8013 9 months ago Julia Dashe Oakland, CA
8012 9 months ago Kathleen Myers Berea, KY
8011 9 months ago sundriya grubb Seattle, WA
8010 9 months ago Jesse Ogle Maryville, TN
8009 9 months ago virginia rice-coughlan denver, CO Either abolish the CIA or return it to it's original task--as the central collector of the intelligence gathered by the various intelligence agencies.
8008 9 months ago Marya Friedman New York, NY
8007 9 months ago William Fusfield Pittsburgh, PA IN ITS ENTIRE HISTORY THE C.I.A. HAS DONE NOT A SINGLE GOOD THING, ONLY THOUSANDS OF TRULY APPALLING AND OFTEN MURDEROUS THINGS. IT NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ALONG WITH THE EQUALLY ...
8006 9 months ago Stanley Fistick Littleton, NH
8005 9 months ago Tammy Lettieri Coconut Creek, FL
8004 9 months ago Anonymous Loganton , PA
8003 9 months ago Anonymous Syracuse, NY
8002 9 months ago Anonymous Montgomery Village, MD Too many agencies not benefiting but working against the people of this country
8001 9 months ago Bethany Woody Southgate, MI
8000 9 months ago Daniel Gallo Greenwich, CT
7999 9 months ago Patricia Tehan MARCY, NY
7998 9 months ago Yasmine Farhan Clifton, NJ
7997 9 months ago Anonymous Greenville, NC At the very least we need to purge all of the illegal and unethical elements from the agency. Remember they are responsible for the rise of ISIS though their carelessness.
7996 9 months ago Karl Døhr Jensen Ringkøbing, ot
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