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    $44 Billion!!!!!!

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    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2.../8/94808.shtml

    Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 9:45 a.m. EST

    Oops! CIA Reveals $44 Billion Number

    The annual budget of the Central Intelligence Agency has long been supersecret – or, at least, it used to be.

    A week ago during a conference open to the public, Mary Margaret Graham, a 27-year veteran of the spy agency and currently the deputy director of national intelligence for collection, in an apparent slip of the tongue, revealed that the annual intelligence budget was $44 billion.

    U.S. News and World Report reporter Kevin Whitelaw was there and astounded.

    "I thought, ‘I can’t believe she said that,’” Whitelaw said. "The government has spent so much time and energy arguing that it needs to remain classified.”

    Historically, the government has kept the current intelligence budget, as well as past budgets -- as far back as the 1940’s -- from being disclosed.

    There was but one wrinkle in the pattern. In 1997, George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, elected to make public that year’s budget of $26.6 billion. The next year Tenet repeated this, revealing that the 1998 fiscal year budget was $26.7 billion.

    However, in 1999, Tenet did an abrupt about-face, and budgets since then have remained classified under the theory that disclosure could aid the nation’s adversaries.


    The 9/11 Commission recommended that both the overall intelligence budget and spending by individual agencies be made public "in order to combat the secrecy and complexity” it concluded harmed national security.
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    Is the $44 billion for all intelligence agencies?? I may have read that wrong.
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      For that kind of dough, I hope the next country we invade actually has the WMDs
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      • #4
        QUOTE(Razzy @ Nov 8 2005, 10:23 AM) Quoted post

        For that kind of dough, we could buy blackmarket Soviet WMDs and plant them in Iran.
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          QUOTE(Razzy @ Nov 8 2005, 11:23 AM) Quoted post

          For that kind of dough, I hope the next country we invade actually has the WMDs
          [/b][/quote]
          No kidding.
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          • #6
            QUOTE(Razzy @ Nov 8 2005, 10:23 AM) Quoted post
            For that kind of dough, I hope the next country we invade actually has the WMDs [/b][/quote]



            ++

            Or even better, I hope the next country we invade actually does something to us to warrant their being invaded, occupied, and having their people jailed and tortured.
            Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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            • #7
              QUOTE(madyaks @ Nov 8 2005, 10:56 AM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(Razzy @ Nov 8 2005, 10:23 AM) Quoted post
              For that kind of dough, I hope the next country we invade actually has the WMDs [/b][/quote]



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              Or even better, I hope the next country we invade actually does something to us to warrant their being invaded, occupied, and having their people jailed and tortured.
              [/b][/quote]

              Are we changing topics now?
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              • #8
                QUOTE(phantom @ Nov 8 2005, 10:59 AM) Quoted post
                QUOTE(madyaks @ Nov 8 2005, 10:56 AM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(Razzy @ Nov 8 2005, 10:23 AM) Quoted post
                For that kind of dough, I hope the next country we invade actually has the WMDs [/b][/quote]



                ++

                Or even better, I hope the next country we invade actually does something to us to warrant their being invaded, occupied, and having their people jailed and tortured.
                [/b][/quote]

                Are we changing topics now? [/b][/quote]

                Nope it's still about 44 Billion, and what it gets us.
                Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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