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Illegal Kidnappings Should Not Be The American Way

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

I am a CIA reject. Almost 30 years ago, I was a candidate to become an undercover operative, or spy. I interviewed with agents fresh from assignments in Moscow and South Korea in rooms at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel. I took aptitude tests at an anonymous looking building in Reston, Va. I met with a recruiter at another location where I was told things looked good. I was on a fast track to becoming a spook. Of course, that was before the polygraph exam I took at CIA headquarters. My examiner had the charm of a desperate used car salesman. I could not satisfy him as regards to drug use and sexuality. He apparently knew things about me I still do not know.

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