Slap Fight of the Day: Wikileaks vs Pernicious G

lawhawk5/20/2014 8:32:34 am PDT

re: #394 Pie-onist Overlord

Greenwald doesn’t like the fact that the CIA used the polio vaccination program as a cover to get DNA that it apparently helped use to track down OBL in Pakistan. The CIA now promises not to do that again, in the interests of public health (because the backlash has undermined the efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan, which is one of the few places in the world where it’s still prevalent).

The polio vaccination program was vaccinating people (a truly worthy goal) - but it was also using the injectors to pick up the DNA, and that was funneled into a CIA database.