The weekend incident where a Peruvian military aircraft shot down a plane carrying U.S. missionaries raises a number of tough questions. The order to intercept the plane, which was suspected to be carrying drug smugglers, was given by a Peruvian aboard a CIA-operated surveillance aircraft. How can the other members of the crew of the plane deny any responsibility for the incident? Is this how our drug war dollars are spent, randomly shooting down planes that might be smuggling drugs? How can we make any rational assessment of whether these programs are successful when they operate in secret (at least until they start killing innocent Americans)? Does the CIA ever get anything right? Ugh, this pisses me off.