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."
> 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.

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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8154 11 months ago gordon walton austin, TX Enough is enough!
8153 11 months ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
8152 11 months ago James Hedgecock Pahoa, HI
8151 12 months ago David El Phila, PA
8150 12 months ago Christopher Lish San Rafael, CA
8149 12 months ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI
8148 12 months ago Alex Gordon Paterson, NJ
8147 12 months ago MaryAnn Hopping Columbus, OH
8146 12 months ago Barry Cross Penmaenmawr, ot
8145 12 months ago carolyn massey quincy, IL
8144 12 months ago Gus Gonzalez Chicago, IL
8143 12 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
8142 12 months ago Megan Hood Round Rock, TX
8141 12 months ago Anonymous Hilo, HI
8140 12 months ago Paul Raun Burlington, ON
8139 12 months ago Gloria Purcell Belmont, CA 70 years of CIA national disgrace and undermining of democracy worldwide--shame on all our Presidents for allowing it to continue!
8138 12 months ago johnny helt salem, OR
8137 12 months ago Madeleine Ras San Francisco , CA
8136 12 months ago Inga Jaeger Iowa City, IA
8135 12 months ago Ian Levine Port St Lucie, FL
8134 12 months ago Anonymous UPLAND, CA fuck you.
8133 12 months ago Michael Garitty Nevada City, CA
8132 12 months ago Anonymous Spring Lake, NC
8131 12 months ago M.L. Tulloss Littleton, CO
8130 12 months ago Margaret and Michael Smith Aptos, CA
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