THECIA: Plots Written in Disappearing Ink

THE CIA

After six months, 11,000 pages of testimony and more than 100 witnesses, the select Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of CIA plots to assassinate foreign leaders last week yielded a report that eerily replicated the shadowy world of its subject matter. Words like "ambiguity," "deniability" and "euphemism" flicker over the record. Yes, said the committee, "the United States was implicated in several assassination plots." No, the U.S. never carried out an execution of a foreign leader.

But responsibility for the attempts is written in disappearing ink. Nowhere could the committee establish that a U.S. President had authorized...

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