Sunday, May 07, 2006

For when valid intelligence is a nuisance

Porter Goss, the head of the CIA, resigned unexpectedly this week. Reasons haven't been given, but the Washington Post printed speculation that it was because he was incompetent. Because, you know, this administration has been a stickler for putting competent people in charge of federal agencies.

So, who does he get replaced with? Probably Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency. I knew that name was familiar, and now I remember why. I guess it's not important to put someone at the head of a spy agency that understand trivalities like the constitutionality of spying on Americans.

Reuters also has an article up today saying that Republicans, oddly enough, may object to his nomination because they think putting a military general in charge of a civilian spying agency is probably not a good idea.

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