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I am from Sweden and started to listen to WNYC a few months ago and was immediately reminded of the two faces of USA. I must admit that I lost hope a few times during the former presidents eight years of horror, but I just love liberal americans. The reporting / analysis of the assasination of bin Laden is more nuanced than in most Swedish media. This channel and the shows, Studio 360 and Radiolab are favourites, makes me proud of USA.
Our targeted assassinations via drone proxies appears to be a sensible cost/benefit decision (ignoring the moral issues). That is, until US citizens are assassinated by terrorist drones- overseas or in the US. The Golden Rule is the right context to address their use- how would we feel if both sides were evenly matched technologically?
Why is the fact that it took TEN YEARS for the CIA to accomplish this mission not being discussed? What was broken and how can we be assured that it is fixed?
Does the CIA see the Saudi Wahabists as a threat to America?
Why does the CIA get the blame for the so-called faulty intel. Wasn't the bad intel the result of the White House in search of any available justification to invade Iraq? Thanks.
Does Mr. Weiner think the Bush administration lied to go to war? Is that what he meant about the application of intelligence?
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