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Date: December 27, 2013 02:10AM
The Only Thing we have to Fear...' is the CIA
By Ray McGovern
Fifty years ago, exactly one month after John Kennedy was killed, the Washington
Post published an op-ed titled “Limit CIA Role to Intelligence.” The first
sentence of that op-ed on Dec. 22, 1963, read, “I think it has become
necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central
It sounded like the intro to a bleat from some liberal professor or journalist.
Not so. The writer was former President Harry S. Truman, who spearheaded the
establishment of the CIA 66 years ago, right after World War II, to better
coordinate US intelligence gathering. But the spy agency had lurched off in what
Truman thought were troubling directions.