Skip to comments.CIA Director Goss Resigns after Non-Stop INTERNAL CIA ATTACKS by Democrat Plants
Posted on 05/05/2006 12:19:03 PM PDT by woodb01
Goss Resignation is a frightening sign
Porter Goss was brought into the CIA to try to reform the organization. Mr. Goss was expected to bring about badly needed changes in the U.S. spy organization that is increasingly at the center of so many controversies. However, Goss never had a chance.
Rarely reported by the very biased media, much of the CIA and the U.S. Justice Department was "cleared out" during the Clinton Administration. Many of the key legal organizations responsible for America's security and stability were then staffed by Hillary Clinton handpicked staffers. Some of them hired from the outside, some promoted from within. (Hillary and her Secret War - How the Clintons have forever corrupted the Whitehouse)
The Whitehouse announcement of Mr. Goss's resignation, a man known as a reformer, is more of an indication of the inside resistance to making the CIA actually accountable to America.
In the last 2 years, the only information leaked to the media is consistently anti-Bush, and anti-Republican. The biased media, the Democratic Party, and the CIA almost appear to be coordinating their own special, covert operation to attack Bush, the Republican Party, and America. The CIA is so clearly an extension of the Democratic Party, and is so fully engaged in overt acts of Treason that it is time for a Justice Department investigation and some LONG prison sentences.
Over the past several months, as much of official Washington looked on wide-eyed and agog, many in the CIA bureaucracy have waged an unabashed effort to undermine the current administration.
At the height of the campaign, CIA officials, who are supposed to serve the president and stay out of politics and policy, served up leak after leak to discredit the president's Iraq policy. There were leaks of prewar intelligence estimates, leaks of interagency memos. In mid-September, somebody leaked a CIA report predicting a gloomy or apocalyptic future for the region.
White House officials concluded that they could no longer share important arguments and information with intelligence officials. They had to parse every syllable in internal e-mail. One White House official says it felt as if the CIA had turned over its internal wastebaskets and fed every shred of paper to the press.
The White House-CIA relationship became dysfunctional, and while the blame was certainly not all on one side, Langley was engaged in slow-motion, brazen insubordination, which violated all standards of honorable public service. It was also incredibly stupid, since CIA officials were betting their agency on a Kerry victory.
At the height of the campaign, the CIA permitted an analyst - who, we now know, is Michael Scheuer - to publish anonymously a book called "Imperial Hubris," which attacked Bush policy. Here was an official on the president's payroll publicly campaigning against his boss. As Scheuer told The Washington Post this week, "As long as the book was being used to bash the president, they - the CIA honchos - gave me carte blanche to talk to the media." (Bush must clamp down on CIA officials who subvert his policies)
Sadly however, there will never be a Justice Department investigation into the Democrat / Clinton Corruption of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Justice Department is filled with Clinton chosen Lawyers as well. So we have Treason in the media, Treason in the CIA, and Treason in the Democratic Party.
Is it any wonder that Porter Goss is resigning? My only surprise is that he lasted as long as he did.
Thank you Porter for your service to this country, and I am sincerely saddened that those such as you, who wish to protect this country, are routinely run out by politicos who have now infested every level and layer of our country. It is a sad day indeed.
President Bush made a cardinal error in leaving the CIA and State intact after 9/11 when he had the chance. Both should have been cleaned out from top to bottom and re-staffed with loyal new people. Now it's too late and we're paying the price.
Sounds more like an excuse. If it is true, then the Pubies should do their own "clearing out". As this hasn't happened, then I doubt it happened during the Rats last administration.
Then Goss needs to step up to the plate and blow this thing out of the water. He needs to have a press conference and name names. Let the chips fall where they may. Clean out that rats nest once and for all. What'll happen to him if he does that...lose his job?
Now THIS is a problem that GWB should be able to tackle. I understand he is on good terms with a former director of the CIA, George the Elder. It should be easy to get insights as to how to get this thing back under control.
Barring that, a new Homeland Sercurity agency supplants the CIA for most vital functions.
When we change Presidents, it is customary for most top officials in these agencies to tender resigntations to make reorganization move more smoothly. Before Clinton, most were not accepted and the person remained in place. Clinton accepted them all... prosecutors, administrators, everyone. Then he filled the organizations with hand picked liberals.
With his "new tone," President Bush did not accept many at all. I suspected this would be an issue when Clinton first took office, but the Bush policy has made it worse. Keeping your enemies closer only works if you are willing to watch them and protect yourself from them.
I disagree. The stupid party isn't called that for no reason. They always leave the RATS in place when they take over something, whether it's an executive agency like the CIA or the Defense Dept, or a congressional committee.
"much of the CIA and the U.S. Justice Department was "cleared out" during the Clinton Administration"
And replaced by clintoonians. Now, Colin Powell and Condi Rice upon taking over the State Dept both said that no changes would be made and look where that's gotten us. The CIA and Justice wasn't cleared out either. Look where that's gotten us. In a world of sh*t!
CIA Director Goss Resigns after Non-Stop INTERNAL CIA ATTACKS by Democrat Plants
This guy has no clue what is going on inside the intellegence community
....But the Bush family loves the Clintons. Why would they clear out anything? They enjoy giving the reigns of government off to the Clintons. It's becoming the normal concept.
The same insiders who 'duped' Clinton into bombing an aspirin factory continued to 'dupe' Bush on rosey Iraq. If Clinton didn't oust them and Bush didn't oust them, they are a protected class of cooks with a Presidential seal of approval.
Most of the Clinton Shenanigans happened "under the radar" of a complicit media. In fact, all of the "Monica" talk, and all of the furor over his PERJURY helped to cover up some of the most heinous treason an elected president has ever committed in this country...
However, very little of this was reported, and what was, quickly got "hushed." If Bush were to try to do ANY housecleaning the Democrat Propaganda Machine of ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN would be screaming day and night. They'd be propping up third parties to call Bush a Nazi, kind of like they do now, but with MUCH more intensity.
IIRC, one of the first things clinton did was fire all 93 US Attorney Generals and replace them with his own flacks.
Probably the biggest reason he and the beast are still free.
"Thank you Porter for your service to this country, and I am sincerely saddened that those such as you, who wish to protect this country, are routinely run out by politicos who have now infested every level and layer of our country. It is a sad day indeed."
I second this. Porter Goss had his challenges in the beginning with many people who were loyal to George Tenet ureluctant to give him a chance. As time went along, he began to win the loyalty of many who believed he would do some serious "housecleaning" without creating a bloodbath. He proved himself to be an excellent D/CIA. I can't imagine him quitting so suddenly, no serving out, and there's something yet to be revealed. I doubt it's something as simple as his not getting along with Negroponte. Goss is a professional. It will be interesting to see this play out.
About Michael Hayden
"Gen. Michael V. Hayden is Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Washington, D.C. Appointed by President George W. Bush, he is the first person to serve in this position. General Hayden is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the national intelligence program. He is the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the armed forces."
Looks like Hayden is taking over critical intelligence possibly because CIA is TOO CORRUPT!
IOW, the CIA was not being fixed fast enough and if they can't prosecute Mary McCarthy, then just pull the rug and give the key assets to another trusted professional.
Do we suppose that Bush will ever wake up to the fact
that this is not his 2nd term: it's Clinton's 4th.
counter-intelligence operations take time.
First you "cast the bait" then you see who takes the hook"
Think of all the leaks that have come out of CIA, then imagine IF the "facts" were exposed as fabrications and it leads us to the moles within our Intelligence Community.
Ah, I love it when a plan comes together.
That underscores the really troublesome aspect of this report:
The White House did not have to accept the resignation...
Unless the inmates are running the asylum... or worse.
Dear Mr. Goss, how I hate to see you go
Bush just has to clean house! I mean REALLY clean the whole house to have any chance of smoother and more successful remaining term.
The sad thing is that Clinton and his people are much shrewder and yes, smarter political animals than W and his team. The Bush team is good at winning elections. Political infighting- not so much.
Oh yes, the enemy within! Traitors come in all colors.
The problem with the stupid party is that haven't figured out that they're going to get hammered no matter what they do, so they may as well do the right thing. They remind me of most of the Europeans bending over for the muzzies lest they be attacked when we all know the muzzies are going to attack anyway.
What in the world is going on...ping.
You miss the live thread?
No:) I was all over it- but I'm just finding it more and more bizarre.
This is ugly. Really ugly.
Yep. Trying not to jump to conclusions but it's difficult not to. Like I said on the other thread; something smells bad. Real bad.
An interesting point as Negroponte had 'planted' his feet as it were..........
Bush has had SIX YEARS to clean house.
Anyone even remotely aware of what was going on in the Clinton administration knows that it was like a cancer in our government. This cancer is a result of a political ideology that exists to weaken the foundations of the United States, and to not root it out and destroy it has been the ticking time bomb of this presiduncy (misspelling intentional).
All the pigeons are coming home to roost. All of Bush's adversaries in the House, in the Senate, and throughout the government know he is weak not only politically but personally. He is not a leader but a politician, and not unlike the gangsters on the democrat side of the aisle.
I have no respect left for Bush and the republicants, only pity for what this party has become... and fear for what will happen to this great country when then the democrats retake all three branches.
The things I've read about the problems in the CIA would make the hair on the back of your neck to stand up
I find that whole angle disturbing as well. While surfing earlier I heard Norah O'Donnell report that Goss was asked to leave by Negroponte.
If that is true- who's really in charge?
"I disagree. The stupid party isn't called that for no reason. They always leave the RATS in place when they take over something, whether it's an executive agency like the CIA or the Defense Dept, or a congressional committee."
The CIA has been staffed with Northeast Elitist Liberals from day one. Except back then, it was a game to play against the Soviets. Todays CIA is a bunch of 60k a year analysts that cannot make a move without their bosses polits coming into play.
Move what is important to the DIA and NSA and close the CIA down.
This tells me that the leftists like Risen, Mary McCarthy and this former CIA McGovern character are really running the show.
Bush is looking very compromised!
I think the real lesson of the Bush administration is that you can not leave any "left over" bureacrats.
ALL clintonistas should have been terminated immediatly.
Mineta of the transportation administration should never have been allowed to stay. He held up armed pilots.
I have another theory. If the CIA is actually going to go after and prosecute the seditionists and traitors inside the agency, is Porter Goss the best man from a public relations standpoint to carry out the purge. I don't think so. Porter Goss is identified as a GOP politician and a less overtly political appointee would better serve the President to insulate him and the GOP from attacks from the left and the media.
The departure of Porter Goss may be a good sign. It may mean that this administration is serious about restoring the CIA to it's former reliability.
Mark. Major Mark.
Tenet shoud have been fired on 9-12-2001. Goss should have been appointed the same day, and confirmed quickly. W is too nice most of the time.
I'm with you, brother. We need people who are committed to keeping the place safe and secure, not clymers worried whose butt to kiss of a person who's kissing a butt above his.
Who would you suggest?
Thus far, I have no idea.
I agree with you one hundred percent.
A fine strategy for mainaining the status quo, but a terrible one for fixing the problems at the CIA. This administration has an obsession with the idea of 'surgical, bloodless' conflict, either in war or in government. There are entrenched and systemic problems at the CIA that won't be fixed without some kind of a purge.