CIA lied to Congressmen/women.

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    Jul 10, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8143081.stm

    I guess it's not really surprising, given their recent history. But still, an outright admission is a pretty big win for Congress, especially those accused of having lied to the public.
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    Jul 10, 2009 6:01 AM GMT
    This makes me suspicious .. I would think that confession could get him in trouble .. so why did he confess?
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    Jul 11, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    Our government and its officials never lie. Im going to have to report your IP address to the proper authorities. Please dont run. You will only make it harder on yourself


    Oh, wait....thats China. My bad.

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    Jul 12, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidThis makes me suspicious .. I would think that confession could get him in trouble .. so why did he confess?

    If he's an honest and honorable man, he was obliged by law to report this violation to Congress when he learned of it. It was presented in secret to the 2 relevant intelligence committees; it was the Members of Congress who revealed the existence of his testimony, not the CIA Director himself. Truthfulness & compliance with the law is a refreshing change from the CIA's conduct over the previous 8 years.
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    Jul 12, 2009 11:00 AM GMT
    Panetta is an honest man
    It seems likely that he came across this program
    realized that it had not gone thru the proper channels
    and said
    I'm not going to be tagged with this and went to Congress
    to come clean