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Looking for links to wingnut attacks on the CIA.

During the election season, I recall seeing a variety of posts and op-ed columns attacking the CIA as an institution for its “disloyalty” in opposing the decision to go to war in Iraq. There were accusations of “disinformation” and “destablization operations” directed at the Bush Administration and at least one comparison of Bush’s situation to Musharraf’s, always worried about the threat of being overthrown by his intelligence agency.

Any reader who can find links to such items will win my gratitude.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com