Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CIA lawyer: Obama 'endorsed' nearly all Bush-era programs

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"I was part of the transition briefings of the incoming Obama team, and they signaled fairly early on that the incoming president believed in a vigorous, aggressive, continuing counterterrorism effort," Rizzo says in the documentary. Natural News

"With a notable exception of the enhanced interrogation program, the incoming Obama administration changed virtually nothing with respect to existing CIA programs and operations," Rizzo said. "Things continued. Authorities were continued that were originally granted by President Bush beginning shortly after 9/11. Those were all picked up, reviewed and endorsed by the Obama administration." Infowars

Rizzo added: "But his people were signaling to us, I think partly to try to assure us that they weren't going to come in and dismantle the place that they were going to be just as tough, if not tougher, than the Bush people."

The covert warfare programs under the Obama administration have actually expanded since the Bush team left office. CBS News

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