Re: A True Believer

Perry E. Metzger (
Sat, 10 May 1997 13:27:37 -0400 (EDT)

> From: MikeRose <>
> On Fri, 9 May 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > ... That is about ten BILLION a
> > year -- a lot more than the entire CIA budget.
> WoW! He knows how big the CIA budget is. Have you got any more insider
> info Perry?
> Who killed JFK? Have they got aliens, have they, have they?

The black budget, for all the attempts made to hide it, is an open
secret. The New York Times publishes its approximate size every year
around budget time, as do many other news sources. This is hardly
shocking impossible-to-get information -- which shouldn't surprise
anyone, given how hard it is to hide anything that literally thousands
of people know.