How appalling is it, that the crimes and follies of the Bush crime family have been so manifest and manifold for so long, that hardly anybody blinks at that headline. A sitting Vice President worked for eight years to set up illegal, secret murder squads, and the program was stopped in the nick of time -- and it barely raises an eyebrow anymore.
**UPDATE** -- from TPM:
We may have gotten a good piece of the answer here: The Washington Post reports today on how the program had been revived and then put on hold several times since 2001. But it also says, referring to the "presidential finding" with which President Bush authorized the program in 2001:
"The finding imposed no geographical limitations on the agency's actions, and intelligence officials have said that they were not obliged to notify Congress of each operation envisaged under the directive."
So this stuff could have been going on in the U.S.