Skip to comments.Report: Petraeus 'seriously considered' for CIA director
Posted on 04/05/2011 7:31:55 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Report: Petraeus 'seriously considered' for CIA director By Jordan Fabian - 04/05/11 09:34 AM ET
Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan, is under consideration to become the next CIA director, according to a report.
NPR reported Monday evening that several insiders say that Petraeus is being "seriously" considered for the key intelligence post.
Under the proposed plan, CIA Director Leon Panetta could also move over to the Pentagon to serve as the next Defense secretary.
He would replace Robert Gates, who wants to step down at the end of the year after serving in the Bush and Obama administrations.
The speculation comes amid rumors of a looming shakeup among senior U.S. defense officials.
Panetta as Defense Secretary. Good Lord.
heck, based on much of what I have read about panetta’s disagreements with obama, panetta comes out looking like an american compared to the white house.
does make me wonder why he (or petraeus) would be given a position anywhere.
So now Patraeus can spy on those evil churches that burn Korans.
Panetta as SecDef?
I just threw up in my mouth.
I apologize for the graphic image, but what’s Freeper to do?
True, has has actually exceeded expectations in his current role. Of course, exceptions were extremely low to begin with. I don’t see him at Defense, though.
My opinion of this guy was much influenced by what Adm fallon was sais to have said about him...
Yeah, The Same Adm Fallon Who Derided Petraeus as Suck-Up, Opposed The Surge, etc.” etc.
Somewhere on my...oops...cannot mention that here...
A man who, just yesterday, expressed his open contempt for the Bill of Rights will run the CIA.
Remember when leftists were enraged by the Patriot Act? Now, they'll embrace big-eared government on every level.
“Petraeus ‘seriously considered’ for CIA director.”
America-loving Patriots only, please.
Bo/BS is locking a rival out of the race for President.
When you consider that the next SecDef is going to have his hands full codifying the terms under which gays may openly serve, Panetta is probably the better pick from Obama’s standpoint. Petreaus, or any uniformed officer, might throw sand in the gears.
In other news ...
The Politics of Picking an FBI Director (Jamie Gorelick considered by the rookie Hussein? WTF!)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/16/11 | Evan Perez
Gorelick has told friends that she would seriously consider an offer some day to serve as defense secretary ...
Peter Principle Politics.
Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary would be disastrous for the military but then, the repeal of DADT will do heavy damage to military morale and cohesion so Panetta will fit right into his role to help the erosion of the greatest fighting force on earth, just as Obama has planned.
Speaking of remember when - remember when, not that long ago, many (including some FReepers here) were wanting to see Petraeus run for President?
People champion others for president, before they really know anything about them. Patraeus seems a capable military man, but I have no desire to see him with power domestically.
put the military guy with no spy background in charge of CIA, not Dept. of Defense.
put the CIA guy with no spy background and no military background in charge of Dept of Defense, as opposed to sending him home.
General Betray-us has now become a Mulim-appeasing standard of political correctness. That is why he is now being considered by Obama for CIA.
“Report: Petraeus ‘seriously considered’ for CIA director”
It would be the first time any appointment got “serious consideration” since the clueless clown was elected.
Just heard that this is serious. Now that Petraeus has become so PC, I can’t stand him! He should just do his job - kill the enemy - and stay out of the political/PC garbage.
I meant, “not serious”. Petraeus should get us out of Afghanistan ASAP - not one American should lose a hair over these awful, crazy Moslems.
Agreed. Unless we are hunting al Qaeda or other Islamic scum capable of directly threatening America, we should be out of the Middle East, but with a clear message that we will return with a vengeance at the least provocation.
Since 9-11, I think the world has been educated that the United States does not solely consist of self-hating liberals, narcissistic fops, and anti-American pussies.
However, with the racist, America-hating Kenyan Commie as CIC however, I feel the message will have to be repeated, and soon.
Am I imagining things here? Wasn’t it just a short time ago that Gen. Petraeus was a hero on “FR”? All of a sudden, he’s a villain! Frankly, I wouldn’t mind seeing him as the Def. Secretary. However, the way people on here have been trashing him lately, I don’t know...
Does anyone around here know how the people serving under him feel about him? I wonder.. I always thought he was well regarded on here until recently, when Freepers all over the place are bad-mouthing him!
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