...by airing almost three decades worth of dirty laundry. CIA Director Michael V. Hayden has announced the the spy firm wil de-classify reams of document detailing its not-so-legal activities. Look forward to overseas assassination attempts, domestic spying, kidnapping, infiltration of leftist groups, break-ins, wiretapping of journalists, and 'unwitting' drug tests on U.S. civilians- collectively referred to by spooks as the CIA's 'family jewels'. Basically, all that stuff you new was going on but could never prove.
Allegedly, these abuses were stopped in the mid-1970s, as politicians became worried that disclosure of the family jewels would be 'worse than Watergate'.
Most of it is unflattering, but it is CIA's history. Unfortunately, there seems to be an instinct among some in the media today to take a few pieces of information, which may or may not be accurate, and run with them to the darkest corner of the room.
PR exercise or genuine attempt to be a kinder, gentler, dare I say it, democratic intelligence agency? Difficult to say. But what I really want to know is how they turned Matt Damon into a badass assassin. Or perhaps where I can get Franka Potente's phone number.