Sunday, May 07, 2006

[political-researchp] Bloglines - HAYDEN MUST NOT BE DCI

Joseph Cannon (


By Joseph

Digby found the damning quotes:
At a public appearance, Bush's pointman in the Office of National Intelligence was asked if the NSA was wiretapping Bush's political enemies. When Hayden dodged the question, the questioner repeated, "No, I asked, are you targeting us and people who politically oppose the Bush government, the Bush administration? Not a fishing net, but are you targeting specifically political opponents of the Bush administration?" Hayden looked at the questioner, and after a silence called on a different questioner. (Hayden National Press Club remarks, 1/23/06)
In this exchange, the questioner forced Hayden to drop the masquerade about spying on terrorists. In his silence, he as much as admitted that the American intelligence community goes after anyone who doesn't like Bush. You and me.

We must do everything we can to assure that "the silence of Hayden" becomes famous. Video must exist. Every Democrat should work to assure that this man receives the most uncomfortable grilling that any political appointee has ever undergone.

More about Goss: Once more, we hear the famous question asked of Number 6: "Why did you resign?" Goss has offered a truly bizarre answer -- he says his resignation was "just one of those mysteries." Not good enough, Porter. We want information...IN-FOR-MA-TION...and by hook or by crook, we will get it.

Even the New York Daily News scoffs at the "couldn't get along with Negroponte" yarn, an impromptu concoction if ever I saw one. (If the administration's going to do improv, they should hire Colin Mochrie.) Karl Rove would never have approved of the timing: On Drudge, the Goss tale has reduced Patrick Kennedy to footnote status.

Larry Johnson claims that his sources tell him that Goss did not partake of the hookers at chateau Wilkes. Here's a thought: What if Goss, old spook that he is, helped set up the sting, in order to entrap his fellow congressmen? Maybe he's a mack, not a john. After all, someone had to introduce those legislators to spooked-up "businessmen" Brent Wilkes and Mitchell Wade...

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