“Only For A Very Good Cause” – CIA Director Explains U.S. Meddling in Other Countries

Former CIA Director [1993-1995] James Woolsey recently joked about the U.S. record of meddling overseas, during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News.

This is the transcript of the exchange at the end of the interview:

LAURA INGRAHAM: Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?

JAMES WOOLSEY: Oh, probably. But it was for the good of the system, in order to avoid the communists from taking over.


JAMES WOOLSEY: For example, in Europe in ’47, ’48, ’49, the Greeks and the Italians, we — CIA —

LAURA INGRAHAM: We don’t do that now, though? We don’t mess around in other people’s elections, Jim?

JAMES WOOLSEY: Well, mmm, yum, yum, yum, never mind. Only for a very good cause.

LAURA INGRAHAM: Can you do that — let’s do a vine video and — as former CIA director. I love it.

JAMES WOOLSEY: Only for very good cause —


JAMES WOOLSEY: — in the interests of democracy.

Love the honesty. Any question?

Thanks for reading,

Notes: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/12/as_ex_cia_head_admits_to

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