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View Diary: Aug. 19, 1953: When the Eisenhower Administration destroyed Iran's secular democracy (281 comments)

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  •  The CIA's power grew. They were a different (6+ / 0-)

    animal by the time JFK was President.

    I'm not making excuses for him or LBJ etc, but by 1961, the CIA was not an organization that could be easily controlled.

    You add to that the fervor of the Cold War, and it gets real tricky. Firing Dulles was a huge event for Kennedy. That alone should speak to how powerful AD and the agency had become.

    What would Truman have done in 1961 if he had been President?

    We will never know.

    Vote Democrat! Because drinking piss is better than eating shit...

    by Tirge Caps on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 06:20:35 PM PDT

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