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.
They should bring Newt Gingrich in as the "hatchet man"
That guy's good enough he could use every firing for political advantage to take more Congressional seats...
Perhaps it will give Goss an opportunity to go public with what he found there. Name and all.
Insight on the News: Hey, Orkin Man! - political appointees becoming part of the bureaucracy
Between October 1998 and June of this year, 57 people appointed to their high positions by the White House, usually because of their ideological affinity with the president, underwent sudden, seemingly miraculous, transformations into professional civil servants, according to a General Accounting Office (GAO) study. Although not unknown during other administration changeovers, the practice of burrowing-in is being watched closely by some on Capitol Hill who worry not only about whether its unfair to career civil servants and violates merit-system protections but whether the lingering presence of such moles might not leave an indelible ideological stamp on the supposedly nonpartisan machinery of government.
Thats the problem.
They either have something really good on the Bush family or the Bush family just doesn't understand how to advance an agenda.
Leaving the CIA under a Klinton appointee after winning in 2000 is pretty much incomprehensible.
We are fighting an enemy abroad and an enemy within , that being the apparatchik Democrat appointees at CIA, State, and Justice/FBI.
That W to this very day is not doing something about this is astounding and extremely suspicious.
I agree. Send him your resume! Quickly!
GHW Bush was director 30 years ago, and even at that was only director for less than two years. I doubt anyone he knew at the CIA is still employed there.
OK, I'm having a critique Bush moment. I am guessing that Goss was encouraged to leave because Bush sometimes errs a bit to far in the direction of Dale Carnegie. Goss is not a Dale Caregie type of guy. Too bad he's leaving. The CIA does not need Dale Carnegie types right now. It needs Gen. Patton types.
It is not a "huge" blow (for starters). And you have no idea what in the hell you are talking about!
Mr. Goss is a good man. He did well while Dir. Without a doubt.
But way too many on here are reaching way too far about facts and situations they know absolutely nothing about.
"Speculating" is fine....silly posts like yours above are just foolishness wrap in a ridiculous amount of self admiration about a situation in which you don't know 90% of the facts / details.
I have my doubts about this theory, but if true it shows not only unprofessionalism in the CIA but also a lack of instincts for self-preservation. Sure we now know United flight 93 was intended to hit the Capitol, but it just as easily could have been headed to Langley. If I were in the CIA, I'd be worried about finding and killing Al Qaeda before they kill me.
Maybe instead of last minute pardons, before he leaves office Bush can have a last minute massacre -- fire everyone in the administrative branch suspected of unamerican activity. Won't happen, but I can dream.
The treasonous left calls the Republicans the "pugs." I would call them that too, as a compliment, meaning "pugnacious" if they would just bloody well fight for something.
Yes. Thank you, Porter Goss.
Cnn trying to connect Goss with Cunningham via Foggo?
It's never too late.
And .. if Porter couldn't get the job done .. I expect the next guy will be even a worse hardnose. The dems need to be careful what they wish for.
Porter may have just been there to draw these people out by shaking the tree a little .. time will tell.
what you said...bttt
In this instance, it is accurate to state:
BUSH`S FAULT !
The President should have cleaned out the FBI/CIA/State
Dept. in his first year !!!
Bush blew it.
Too little to late.
The statement in my post "this tells me..." shows I was speculating. We were all speculating at that point - except for, possibly, you who seem to allude to inside info. Please show us that your self-admiration is not misplaced by sharing your "facts/details" with us, the unwashed.
I am listening to Frank Gaffney on Hugh Hewitt as I am writing you. He evidently thinks that Goss was promised access and latitude that was severely compromised by Negroponte's appointment and the imposition of another layer of bureaucracy between the DCI and the President.
I'd be interested in your reaction to that line of thinking.
I too am saddened to see Mr. Goss leaving. There is a butt..
If the Clintons did the housecleaning, then by God, Bush needed to do the same--all of it, pack it on heavy, every nook and crannie and let the media have their weeks and months of scrambling stories. Think: if all discharges happened very quickly media would know which story to pursue first.
Since Bush hasn't done this but placed Arlen Spector, tried for Harriet Myers, is weak on immigration, spent more money than any government, and turned over ports to Dubai, then to Hutchison Whampoa you have to wonder about the "political capitol" he is spending and who is getting knifed.
From your lips to God's ears.
McGovern is a CABALIST!
I hope it's something as simple as him running for Senate from FL. I tend not to believe, but at least I can hope!
I should have read a bit further before replying to 15.
I hope you're right.
How about Tom Delay?
"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."
A) When will we ever learn? Liberals play for keeps and do *EVERYTHING* to gain,hold and maintain power and nothing is beneath their 'end-justifies-means' approach.
B) I doubt the liberals offered their resignations. Look at Frances Berry, the clod on the civil rights commision who stayed or tried to stay after her term was up, trying to force Bush administration to simply accept her running the commission long after Bush had a replacement! ... they had to pry her out of that position with a crowbar.
C) If the CIA needed house cleaning, and Goss was the man to do it, and Bush wanted it done, it should have been done by now. I'm with those who consider this excuse-making. It's year 5 of the Bush administration. Play hardball and get the treasonous vipers out of there. Period.
He didn't have 3 years....he was only on the job 20 months.
Ooops! Thank you for the correction.
indeed, I don't see any silver lining possible in this. its bad news.
no one controversial will be appointed - because the confirmation hearings would give the Dems a forum to drag the administration through the mud regarding "intelligence failures".
I don't agree!
Hmmm. This would work. Let's do it!
I don't believe this. I think the problem is a lot deeper than that. The problem goes all the way back to Stansfield Turner when we purged all the old school folks out of the CIA and replaced them with satellites, and analysts recruited from the most liberal of academic institutions.
Turner is just one more grad from USNA that shames the rest of us.
The fact that it wasn't should be a 'red' flag
You may be right. We've got Tony Snow replacing Scott McClellan. When we learn the name of Goss' replacement we'll know.
There is a recent report that approx 25,000 people have left the CIA since Porter took over.
If it was 100,000 at the beginning, that leaves 75,000.
Maybe his job was nearly complete.
Again, we need confirmation on the number, but that is the latest.
Is there a way to clean house, legally? I thought it was illegal to just clean careerists out (not that that stop the Clintons)?
The other thing, the CIA has been off since even before Clinton: they had no clue the USSR was so weak. They thought it would continue for decades. I do wonder about all of the problems, especially Michael Scheuer (sp?). Michael Savage had him on yesterday, IIRC. Did not have a clue who/what he was...
He needs to help the Bush Admin get rid of this "shadow Government the DemonRATs have installed.
What'll happen to him if he does that...lose his job?
It is doubtful the Feds could take his pension away.
Before Clintoon left office, he made "his" people in Justice and the CIA civil servants - since they were no longer political appointees, they are practically impossible to get rid of....
Rolling Back Clinton Time Magazine 1-22-01
One morning at the nub end of Bill Clinton's presidency, Clinton chief of staff John Podesta walked into a senior staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room waving a copy of USA Today. Holding the paper aloft, Podesta read the headline out loud, "Clinton actions annoy Bush." The article detailed the new rules and Executive Orders the outgoing President was issuing in his final days, actions aimed in equal measure at locking in Clinton's legacy (in areas like environmental protection) and bedeviling his successor. "What's Bush so annoyed about?" Podesta asked with a devilish smile. "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done."
another quote from the article:
"We laid a few traps," chirps a happy Clinton aide.
No, I hadn't seen that. It's very revealing.
Republicans never name names. They prefer to be quiet and get punched in the press constantly.
I agree. These conspiritors are doing major damage to this country. I am hoping President Bush replaces Goss with someone who will continue the house cleaning.