In a speech delivered to a Campaign for Liberty regional conference in Atlanta, Rep. Ron Paul said that the CIA has in effect taken over the United States government and military and asserted that the CIA needs to be "taken out."
"There´s been a coup, have you heard?" Paul said. "The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They´re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries ... the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve."
Paul added, "they´re in business, in drug businesses, they take out dictators ... We need to take out the CIA." Paul´s claims all stem from long-standing allegations or reports of CIA wrongdoing over the past several decades.