US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who is a former CIA director, has admitted to an audience that the American spy agency trains employees to “lie, cheat and steal.”
“I was a CIA director, we lied, we cheated we stole… like, we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment,” Pompeo recently told an audience in College Station, Texas.
Commenting on this, former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul said, “This tells me that something is seriously wrong. Already people are annoyed with the CIA and Justice Department over this 2016 election.
He added that the “astounding thing is he is sort of bragging about it. I think it’s a big joke.”
“I just hope that there are few more Americans besides us who are a little bit annoyed with us at this type of thing,” Dr. Paul said while his co-host Daniel Mcadams nodded “yes”.
The veteran analyst said, “this whole policy of putting these sanctions on Iran, I think this is a lot of arrogance and [Pompeo’s] statement, his quote demonstrates the arrogance which is so unnecessary and so damaging to our position in this country.”
“It is very sad to hear the clapping [from the audience] and it is also really disgusting for a leader, someone that young people look up to,” Mcadams added.