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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8166 3 days ago Eugenia Peters Afton, NY
8165 5 days ago David Dennison Augusta, ME
8164 1 week ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
8163 1 week ago Seth Young Fredericksburg, VA
8162 1 week ago Aditya K C Bangalore, ot
8161 1 week ago Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL CIA International Genocide.
8160 1 week ago Oliver Tringham DARTINGTON, ot
8159 1 week ago David Zupan Eugene, OR
8158 1 week ago Steven Perrine Mattawan, MI
8157 1 week ago Anonymous magland, ot
8156 1 week ago Chris Rostro santa ana, CA
8155 1 week ago Leo Saul Dover, NH
8154 1 week ago Gordon Walton Austin, TX Enough is enough!
8153 1 week ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
8152 2 weeks ago James Hedgecock Pahoa, HI
8151 2 weeks ago David El Phila, PA
8150 3 weeks ago Christopher Lish San Rafael, CA
8149 3 weeks ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI
8148 3 weeks ago Alex Gordon Oakland, NJ
8147 3 weeks ago MaryAnn Hopping Columbus, OH
8146 3 weeks ago Barry Cross Penmaenmawr, ot
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8144 3 weeks ago Gus Gonzalez chicago, IL
8143 3 weeks ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
8142 3 weeks ago Megan Hood Round Rock, TX
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