CIA – I Is For Intelligence Or Incompetance?

I was listening to a podcast the other day by Leo Laporte in which he was doing a commercial for and mentioned the book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA. He was saying that according to the book the CIA is inept. Now I have not read/listened to the book but according to a Publishers Weekly review the author, Tim Weiner concludes the CIA is a “reservoir of incompetence”.

So my question is this, if this is the case, why is the CIA and the U. S. Government in general for that mater considered by some to be the greatest architects of conspiracies in the world? From the Kennedy assassination to the South Central Los Angeles crack epidemic some say they planned it all.

The problem is you just can’t have it both ways folks; are they incompetent or not? Or maybe they are so good they just make you think they’re incompetent.

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