No, I think Dick "Imperial Presidency" Cheney has plenty to answer for, but that is not one of them.
I think the CIA should stick to actual intelligence gathering, and not carry out any policy actions. We would be a lot better off if they had.
We, the USA through the CIA hired Osama bin Laden on the Mujaheddin, in Afghanistan to fight the Russians; and their apparent "success" was what gave bin Laden the inspiration to then take on the USA.
The USA supported Saddam Hussein, in trying to balance Iran, and we sold arms to both sides during their 8 year war.
Practically the first thing the CIA did after they were formed in the late 40's was to take out Mosaddegh
as the democratically elected leader of Iran, and install the Shah; who was a cruel and violent dictator.
Have you looked into the Pinochet coup d'Ã©tat in Chile? Or the whole El Salvador, or Nicaragua or Guatemala or Panama or Cuba situations?
The USA has been no angel, and we have acted without principles in many, many situations. The Vietnam War, and the Iraq War were based on lies. Yeah, I think that there are plenty of reasons for many people to take umbrage with the USA.
Are you just going to ignore the rest of my post?
Just imagine how much better off we would be if we had not installed our puppet, the Shah in Iran, and instead let the democracy they had just started continue on it's course? We probably would not have had the Iranian hostages, and Iran/Contra (by the lovely President Reagan!) would never have come to pass, and Iran would not be up our nose now, and Israel would have one less thing to worry about, and the Iran/Iraq war might never have happened, and Saddam Hussein might never have taken power, and we might never have sold him arms, and he would not have gassed the Kurds (with the chemical weapons we sold him!) -- the list of what could have been better is a very long one.