Man.......how much more FUBAR can this situation get? http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/25/hersh-qaeda/ There has been some violence. So America, my country, without telling Congress, using funds not appropriated, I donât know where, by my sources believe much of the money obviously came from Iraq where there is all kinds of piles of loose money, pools of cash that could be used for covert operations. All of this should be investigated by Congress, by the way, and I trust it will be. In my talking to membership â members there, they are very upset that they know nothing about this. And they have great many suspicions. We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11, and we should be arresting these people rather than looking the other wayâ¦ BLITZER: And your bottom line, Syâ¦ HERSH: â¦ and could lead to a real messâ¦ BLITZER: Your bottom line is that Negroponte was aware of this, obviously, and he wanted to distance himself from it? That is why he decided to give up that position and take the number two job at the State Department? HERSH: He â that is one of the reasons, I was told. Negroponte also was not in tune with Cheney. There was a lot of complaints about him because he was seen as much of a stickler, too ethical for some of the operations the Pentagon wants to run.