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.

1-25 of 8189 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8189 4 days ago Anonymous Lansing, MI
8188 1 week ago Gen Agustsson redondo beach, CA ABOLISH CIA NOW!!!!!
8187 2 weeks ago William Edstrom Bronx, NY
8186 2 weeks ago James Rooney Bendigo, ot
8185 3 weeks ago patricia malone ocala, FL "When everything the American people believe is a lie, our job will be done."
google it.
8184 3 weeks ago Mark Lungo Berea, OH
8183 3 weeks ago Mark Robinson Pensacola, FL The CIA now stands for all the things our system of justice and international law are designed to prevent: murder, theft, coercion, deceit and the subversion of democratically elected governments. P...
8182 4 weeks ago Anonymous Chula Vista, CA
8181 1 month ago George Garcia Spring, TX This agency continues to embark on unconstitutional and treasonous operations.
It has endangered and cost this nation an enormous amount of money and lives.
This agency is corrupt and has no...
8180 1 month ago Anonymous MA
8179 1 month ago Karen Alexander-Brown Portland, OR The torture programs alone should have sent alarms about this lawless agency, but the whole history of disruptions on an international level is disgraceful.
8178 1 month ago Anonymous decatur, GA
8177 1 month ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
8176 1 month ago Simon WOOD (Australia), ot
8175 1 month ago Anonymous Madison, TN
8174 1 month ago Yanis Benekaa Denver, ot
8173 1 month ago Beatrice Zovich Philadelphia , PA
8172 1 month ago Judith Beaver Sequim, WA Harry Truman wrote those words in 1963. Isn't it time we listened and repurposed the CIA? the NSA? the FBI? and any of the myriad other agencies that are not protecting Americans by fulfilling the ...
8171 1 month ago Ashley Decker Margate, FL
8170 1 month ago Sherman Handberg Duluth, MN
8169 1 month ago Sister Gladys Schmitz Mankato, MN
8168 1 month ago Anonymous CO
8167 1 month ago Donna Ullrich Flint, MI
8166 2 months ago Eugenia Peters Afton, NY
8165 2 months ago David Dennison Augusta, ME
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