Obama Pick's Leon Panetta As CIA Director In The Middle Of A War????
Senate Grumbles About Panetta Pick
President-elect Barack Obama is naming Leon Panetta, a former congressman from California and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, to be CIA director. Obama also has picked retired Navy Admiral Dennis Blair to be director of national intelligence, overseeing all the nation's spy agencies, a Democratic official said.
The selection pairs a top military man with a quintessential Washington insider - but that combination appeared to irk some key Senate Democrats, who expressed concern that Panetta does not have an intelligence background. “My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best-served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time,” said California Sen. Diane Feinstein, who will oversee Panetta's confirmation as chair of the Select Committee on Intelligence.
Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), the vice chairman of the committee, also questioned the choice of Panetta. “Job number one at the CIA is to track down and stop terrorists. In a post-9-11 world, intelligence experience would seem to be a prerequisite for the job of CIA Director. While I will reserve final judgment on President-elect Obama’s nomination for the leader of our terror-fighting agency, I will be looking hard at Panetta’s intelligence expertise and qualifications."
Feinstein Furious Over Panetta Pick
Uh..................Yeah!!! We will all be looking at Leon Panetta as CIA Director because he is NOT the most competant person on the block as far as National/Central Intelligence goes! Maybe Secretary of Commerce now that Bill Richardson is gone because of another Democrat Scandal, but the head of the CIA? C'mon Obama you had a winning team going there and now you are just screwing up and making promises to those that put you in office without thinking what is in the best interest of the Country! Dont be a nitwit now! I mean this is only the Clinton Cabinet playing musical chairs under your command! What's next? Sandy Burglar in Charge Of The FBI?
If we are attacked again, Barack Hussein Obama will be personally responsible with this nitwit pick!