As new details about a secret CIA program emerge, an official is now saying the CIA program was meant to carry out “ground attacks” against al Qaeda leaders. This is the same program that former Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly wanted to keep secret from Congress. Rachel Maddow is joined by Ret. Col. Larry Wilkerson for some insight on why this program was so secret.

This video is from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast July 14, 2009.

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