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    The largest loss of American freedoms camewith the passage of the patriot act and the creation of dept of homeland security. Under whose watch did that happen?
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    Nothing to say about the Patriot Act and freedoms gone under a Republican or everything that happened then was liberals too? The NDAA was sponsored/written by John McCain and a liberal or is it only liberals? It gets huge support from Republicans like Lindsey Graham who say "shut up! You don't get a lawyer!" If you really think Obama started all the losses of our liberty and that Bush was a true conservative and valued our rights I really don't know what to say to you. Yes Obama (I dislike him just like I dislike Bush) has done it too but to act like its only the "liberals" is ignorant.
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    Bush, Bush, Bush..... this article is not about Bush. Bush is long gone from the White House. However, this is all liberals want to talk about. What about the guy who is in the White House right now at this very moment who is trampling all over the freedoms of patriotic Americans? If the forefathers could see the nation today they would all be horrified and ashamed. We should be so horrified and ashamed too.
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    this is what happens when we let more people in than can be fully checked from birth till date of applying to come here. the gov lets folks in then wants to eyeball all of us do to their failures from the start.
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    So why expand the DIA? What info does the CIA refuse to gather? Instead of another alphabet program, why not increase the role of the CIA?
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    obama is always trying to figure out a way to expand government and spend more money. I bet that this new DIA also does a little domestic spying too. It's what the silly liberals voted for though.
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    On the one hand, if it saves lives then I'm all for it.
    On the other hand, I'm not thrilled about the expansion of ANY intelligence gathering program.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix

    having good intel on emerging threats is somehow against freedom or is liberal? How is that?
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    This is what happens when you're facing the very real threat of a chemical, bio, nuke or just plain old terror bombing on the homeland. We're not fighting a single country or an army, we're fighting 1000's of very sophisticated world wide cells of very committed terrorists.. If you choose to leave us open to a preventable attack, please don't blame Obama for "not connecting the dots" as occurred in GW's administration.
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    The right backed this whole domestic spy program when it was Bush and the left opposed it. The left backs it now and the right opposes it. Here's a crazy idea, admit the government can't protect you and that you and you alone are responsible for your well being. Stop allowing spying under the guise of security. FACT: The CIA trained and funded the Mujahideen in the 80's to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. I assure you the Pentagon was not unaware of this, but please continue to read my emails and tap my phone to keep me safe.
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    Yes I do, I believe they play an important part of our continued safety. I wish j could join the and be a spy for some agency even if I'm only spying on your wife :D
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    Does this count as job creation? Seriously, why do we need yeat another intelligence agency when the many we already have can't seem to adequately protect us? And what, exactly, will these DIA agents do that the CIA can't or won't? Spy on American citizens? Bypass congressional scrutiny, such as it is?
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    The CIA, FBI, NSA, Homeland Security, and now the DIA and we didn't know enough to anticipate Benghazi? I want a job that pays over 100K a year, let's you cavort with hookers, ignore warnings of 9-11 and lie to every President to ever take office during your history. And as a reward for incompetence we quadruple the work force. Just freaking amazing.
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    "DIA operatives can also gather intelligence the CIA isn't willing or able to collect,"

    I suppose that includes spying inside the US on American citizens?
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    just think if this was in place a year or two earlier, it might have spared Obama the embarrassment of backing a terrorist regime in Egypt, or arming Alqueada in Libya.
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    Just more signs of the country is pretty much going under soon. Why the country need 1,600 more CIA agents? What possible threat are they planning to deal with? Who is the enemy?
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    Absolutely! The war on terror requires a strong military to preclude Americans from attack,
    and a strong spy program is one crucial facet in this effort.
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    Hopefully it will prevent the next Benghazi & save lives. Based on what we've seen recently it's needed.

    Like it or not there are people who want to kill us just because we're Americans and different from them. It's sad, but a reality. This capability needs to be 100% overseas though, leave internal threats to law enforcement & DHS.
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