Skip to comments.Panetta to Be Named C.I.A. Director
Posted on 01/05/2009 11:50:52 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
President-elect Barack Obama has selected Leon E. Panetta, the former congressman and White House chief of staff, to take over the Central Intelligence Agency, an organization that Mr. Obama criticized during the campaign for using interrogation methods he decried as torture, Democratic officials said Monday.
Mr. Panetta has a reputation in Washington as a competent manager with strong background in budget issues, but has little hands-on intelligence experience. If confirmed by the Senate, he will take control of the agency most directly responsible for hunting senior Al Qaeda leaders around the globe, but one that has been buffeted since the Sept. 11 attacks by leadership changes and morale problems.
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What a joke. Just another of the Clinton era buffoons.
Seriously? Possibly the dumbest appointment I’ve seen in my lifetime.....colossally stupid to name the former budget chief to head the most important organization in the fight against radical Islam.
This is change? More like stupid. Blind leading the blind.
We need to start thinking about suceding.
This is not a joke.
Transition official: Obama picks Leon Panetta as CIA director
and in a way, it is.
His positions included:
* Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the Budget
* Chairman of the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition
* Chairman of the Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Personnel and Police
* Chairman of the Task Force on Domestic Hunger created by the U.S. House Select Committee on Hunger
* Vice Chairman of the Caucus of Vietnam-Era Veterans in Congress
* Member of the President’s Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies.
One little, two little, three little Clintons, four little, five little, six little Clintons . . . .
Who’s gonna ‘Save the Oceans’ if he gets this job?
More hope and change.... YEAH!
So, who’s next? Lanny Davis for National Security Adviser? Or is there already a Clinton in that post?
Can’t wait until Al Franken gets the Chairmanship of the “Intelligence Committee”, too.....we can sleep soundly now......
I doubt he’ll find much to do. Pretty much everything the CIA does is on a “need to know” basis. He doesn’t know anything, and it needs to stay that way.
The only difference with a Clinton Administration would be Obama as Secretary of State.
I think this is the proof that Obama’s birth certificate is not kosher. Since he was elected, he has had to appoint Clintonista after Clintonista. Hillary and Bill might not have officially won the election, but it sure looks like they will be governing anyway. Only one thing could cause Obama to forfeit his administration to Billary like this and it must be whatever they have on him.
Does this guy have any kind of experience in military or intelligence work at all?
Therefore, we're screwed.
Very similar to Bush 41s career prior to DCI job.
Panettas prior to becoming DCI:
Member of the House of Representatives (1976-1993)
Dir, OMB (1993)
WH, COS: (1994-1997)
Bush 41s prior to becoming DCI:
Member of the House of Representatives (1966-1970)
U.N. Amb (1971-1973)
Chrm, RNC (1973-1974)
China Envoy (1974-1975)
Heck, Hill as SoS, Bill Obama's left,, uhh.. global advanceman
Yup. just amazing.
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