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Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
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Jul 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, politics
Read in July, 2012

How an organization as inept, amoral, and bereft of tangible accomplishment as the CIA isn't a laughingstock is beyond me. More Mr. Bean than Jason Bourne, the agency's greatest achievement has been the cultivation of a reputation of competence and honor that they've done nearly nothing to earn.

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