CIA Now Recruiting from the “LGBT” Community

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Some people are upset, and especially some “national security” conservatives, that the CIA is now recruiting from the “LGBT” community. This is all part of the CIA’s effort to “diversify” its workforce. I am upset too. I am upset that the CIA would recruit anyone and that anyone would join the agency. Although Truman organized the agency, he later said:

For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas. I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations. Some of the complications and embarrassment I think we have experienced are in part attributable to the fact that this quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue—and a subject for cold war enemy propaganda.

And that was in 1963–before CIA employees became drone-strike killers.

8:50 pm on January 19, 2013
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