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Lt. General Michael Hayden: New CIA Chief?
A likely successor to Porter Goss as Director of the CIA is Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Hayden, former head of the National Security Agency. Government Executive magazine tells us that Porter Goss was going to name Hayden as deputy director to the CIA last Tuesday, and that if appointed director of the CIA, Hayden is likely to "bring the same aggressive management style to the beleaguered agency" that he brought to the NSA. GovExec.com also has an article here about the shakeups Hayden brought to the NSA.
There is a good deal of concern in Congress over a military officer taking control of the CIA: "you can't have the military control most of the major aspects of intelligence," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
This concern is unwarranted. Just find the best person for the job, and get him confirmed. I think after 200+ years of successful civilian control of the military and related apparatus that we can trust our military officers to know their place and do the right thing vis-a-vis the Constitution. The idea too that a military guy is going to fight harder for budgets or influence than a civilian is just belied by history. Relax, this guy might be a great appointment.
Posted by Ken McCracken · 7 May 2006 06:03 PM
Wouldn't you know Congress would be concerned about someone that the President chose. Congress needs to concern themselves with Social Security Reform before poking their nose into this. How about getting busy with Soc Sec Reform??? Or would that make too big of a difference and be too much trouble?...
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 7, 2006 06:16 PM
You presume that important policy decisions are the priority of the Democratic party.
They are not - scoring political points is the only thing that matters to them.
Posted by: Ken McCracken at May 7, 2006 06:19 PM
Ken, I presume the Democratic party's only important policy is to attack the President every chance they get. I also presume the Dems have no intention of bothering with Soc.Sec. or anything else that might be worthy.
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 7, 2006 06:46 PM
So why didn't we hear these cries of fear and rage when the Pentagon took over the State Department?
You DO remember General Colin Powell, yes?
Posted by: Mr Michael at May 7, 2006 07:06 PM
Mr. Michael...Because they are commie Socialists?
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 7, 2006 07:23 PM
Pelosi and the democrats would recommend John Kerry for this position. Afterall, we never found out how he got all his purple hearts, other than the one for shooting himself in the ass. We never were allowed to see his military records that he said he released to the public. Kerry sure knows how to keep things a secret, so I suppose he's the man. He has also been a covert agent, served in the military while working for a radical 60's peace organization.
Posted by: Eneil Bailey at May 7, 2006 07:38 PM
Dammit, where's the doggie pictures?
Posted by: Eneil Bailey at May 7, 2006 07:39 PM
EB...Kerry must have something to hide. What could it be? Something is wrong with his service records or he would have released them. You don't suppose he had a dishonorable discharge???
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 7, 2006 08:47 PM
Posted by: Eneils Bailey at May 7, 2006 08:56 PM
As an insider, I can tell you that shaking up the intel community is a GREAT thing. I agree, just pick the best person for the job. If they suck at it, fire him. Jeez.
Posted by: The Fast Squirrel at May 8, 2006 08:42 AM
Posted by: Will Franklin at May 8, 2006 10:05 AM
IQ: Pelosi, Kennedy et al or any general
Let's try integrity:Pelosi, Kennedy et al OR any general.
Darn, another easy shot.
Ah, trustworthyness: Oh never mind.
I just cannot find anything of value that virtualy ANYBODY in the military would not outdo in competition with the above mentioned fuzzy types.
Posted by: Da Coyote at May 8, 2006 03:24 PM
==Narus ST-6400 and NarusInsight by Narus Ltd.==
Posted by: rb637 at May 9, 2006 09:10 PM
Under Gen. Hayden the NSA has forced tecom companies to implement domestic spying hardware.The NarusInsight is one type of domestic spying hardware.Capable of monitoring 10 billion bits of data per second.For reference thats 39000 DSL lines in realtime. After data capture Narus can replay data. Think of it as Tivo for the internet for 39000 DSL users. They talk about limits hardware like this is anything but.
Posted by: rb637 at May 9, 2006 10:05 PM