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Ex-CIA Chief

Jack Ryan Is A HERO

To Our Spies

10/5/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The former CIA Chief tells TMZ ... Jack Ryan -- the make-believe character in Tom Clancy's novels -- was the inspiration for many of his agents.

We spied former CIA Director Michael Hayden on the streets of DC Friday morning ... and he told us how  Clancy -- who died Tuesday -- had a profound impact on America's spook department.

Of course, Hayden has the skills of a master spy ... so who knows if he can be believed....

4 COMMENTS

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static    

They were inspired by a fictional character, That would explain their fictional information of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

293 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I find it highly disturbing that our "spook" department finds anything from an author "profoundly impacting" on the job they do.
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Were I the 'Former CIA Chief' I would have just said, "Good stories, I enjoyed them!"...rather than saying that the CIA took great solace in their technicalities! What an a$$hole!

293 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

the woman is cute....

293 days ago

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