Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The best and the brightest
The Washington Post has a very important article on the system of secret offshore prisons that the CIA runs. I'll have more to say about the article later today, but this passage stood out as the closest thing to a light moment in a very grim story.
The CTC's [Counterterrorist Center] chief of operations argued for creating hit teams of case officers and CIA paramilitaries that would covertly infiltrate countries in the Middle East, Africa and even Europe to assassinate people on the list, one by one.


Some officers worried that the CIA would not be very adept at assassination.

"We'd probably shoot ourselves," another former senior CIA official said.

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