Upsetting
Friday, October 18, 2002
 
Whatever the annual CIA budget is – the exact figure, believed to be about $4 billion, is classified – it’s a shitload of taxpayer money.

I know there are all sorts of arguments available, but I can’t get this staggering financial sum out of my head when the director of the CIA tells me it is inevitable that my country is going to suffer another devastating terrorist attack, perhaps on a greater scale than Sept. 11, and there’s not a damn thing he or his agency can do about it.

If I don’t justify my pay, I’m out of a job.
 
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