Monday, May 08, 2006

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Michael Hayden Gobbles

By Kate-A

Forbes story: "Members of the Senate committee that would consider President Bush's nominee also expressed reservations, saying the CIA is a civilian agency and putting Hayden atop it would concentrate too much power in the military for intelligence matters."

Civilian agency?

Feinstein: "You can't have the military control most of the major aspects of intelligence," said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who is on the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA "is a civilian agency and is meant to be a civilian agency," she said on ABC's "This Week."

Pssst, Dianne – the CIA works for the Commander in Chief, the guy who controls all the military. The "civilian" CIA brought Nazi General Reinhardt Gehlen to the US after WWII to help make the agency what it is today.

And Dianne – April 21, 2005 you said, and I quote, : "General Hayden led a remarkable turnaround of an enormously complex and technical agency, the National Security Agency. He was first made Director of the NSA under President Clinton and has had his tour extended three times by President Bush. That is a true testament to his leadership. He has proven his ability to establish a skilled and dedicated workforce. In short, General Hayden is a strong choice to be the day-to-day manager of the intelligence community."

Hayden can no longer manage the intelligence community because Ms. Feinstein decided to shove in the word "civilian." Who told you to do that hon?

Is this a bait and switch? You know like nominee Harriet Miers and then Sammy Alito? After everyone rants about Hayden will Bush appoint a younger version of an old nazi-ish Kissinger, or a Richard Haas type who really understands the world from the CFR?

Sen. Joe Biden, … fears the CIA would "just be gobbled up by the Defense Department" if Hayden takes over.

Oh heavens to murgatroid you covert turkeys. If politicians don't know the CIA is a camp whore who fronts military operations on behest of corporate interests the country is worse off than I thought.

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