"There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force,
its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and
the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest,
free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."
Daniel K. Inouye
(1924- ) US Senator, Hawaii-D (1963-present)
at the Iran Contra Hearings, 1986
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That defines the subsequent Warren government and, the newly armed Fed,
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    If this is so, then Inouye, and people like him, enable and want it to be so. Therefore, obviously, what's the point?
     -- Dougmcr8, Springfield, VA     
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    Not much about liberty and given the speaker I know why. An argument between the executive and legislative about who gets to exercise governmental power as it pertains to foreign policy doesn't give much insight into liberty...
     -- Scoot4par, Ruston     
    Poor quote. Inouye wants the legislative branch to control everything. Maybe he should invest some tax payer dollars and buy a copy of the US Constitution to read.
     -- Bob, Rossford, Ohio     
     -- jim k, austin      
    A secret or shadowy thing is just something YOU don't know about. Inouye is a little bombastic here talking about Reagans secret and illegal acts. While there is truth for the moment in which he was speaking the words do not apply to the universe of our government or military. He should have said, "There are some shadowy goings on here at this place and at this time." I am glad to see most of y'all got it. Mike however will take this quote to some illogical and untrue extreme.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    Just because the CIA got caught 20 years ago doesn't mean they have stopped. It is common knowledge in Central America that the CIA and DEA run the drug-running business from South America to the USA. No need for debt-laden fiat currency when you have cold hard commodities like cocaine to fund your efforts. The Bush family (ala CIA) are the biggest drug runners in the world -- ask Noriega.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Yes, we all know it too well... The CIA is probably our biggest threat to world peace. Right on Archer... They seem determined to oust democratically elected governments for governments that answer to ................ My dear friends just a word of caution, and I'm not being paranoid, be careful as I'm sure this blog is monitored by an office in India, or wherever, and details passed on, so keep your comments light hearted.
     -- Anonymous     
    Anonymous. Why? What are you afraid of? The truth or those who cover up the truth? It's a little late in the game to "Keep your comments light hearted" don't you think? You don't seriously think that people in America waking up hasn't been anticipated? Actually, the more people wake up the closer we are to the expected result that is planned for this event. You really have to look ahead to see the big picture.
     -- Anon     
    More drivel for saps. Ridicules. This guy is full of it and always has been. Nothing he says is worthy of taking note of.
     -- warren, olathe     
    Read 'TRANCE formation of America' by Cathy O'Brien and you will see how right Senator Inouye is. . .
     -- Ysatis De Saint-Simone, Austin, Texas     
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