Obama’s nominee for CIA chief has a daughter who just loves anti-American dictators
Seriously — if you’re surprised, raise your hand. Didn’t think so. The fact that a far-left activist would be palling around with diehard enemies of freedom in their own countries and abroad isn’t the least bit surprising; it’s what makes the “liberal” moniker the utter oxymoron we all know and love. Leon Panetta’s daughter is a perfect example. From Mike Waller’s blog: If the adult | Read More »
Of Panetta And Rendition Policies
Nice to see that more people are asking about this. But will Senators at Panetta’s confirmation hearing do so as well? And if they do, will Panetta answer? Let’s hope, by the way, that the Q&A goes at least a little bit past this.
Barack Obama’s Dangerous Game
Bumped up top to go with the AOL Hot Seat Question The media, let’s face it, want Barack Obama to succeed. They’ll want him to succeed until the moment Americans start getting slaughtered again in American streets by terrorists. And then they’ll want him to succeed even more. But we must be prepared to set the record straight. I am deeply concerned that Leon Panetta, | Read More »
Sen. Boxer approves Panetta at CIA: a reckless pick in a dangerous time
From the diaries, by Erick On Monday, January 5, President-elect Obama selected former Cong. Leon Panetta to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Panetta’s chief qualification is his utter lack of intelligence experience – meaning that he has not been involved with any of the intelligence activities in the past 7 years that have kept America safe. This makes him an acceptable candidate | Read More »
What Did Leon Panetta Know About Rendition And When Did He Know It?
Thus far, defenders of Director-designate of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta make the following points in defense of the proposition that he would make a good DCI: In response to arguments that Panetta is not experienced, Panettaphiles tell us that because of his experience as a consumer of intelligence–both as a member of the Iraq Study Group and as Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton–Panetta actually | Read More »
So, it would appear that the Obama transition operation is not as adroit as we might have thought. I can’t imagine why the President-elect would have been taken by surprise by the notion that if you don’t inform the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee of your choice for DCI, she might get a mite upset. I mean, given all of those many years that | Read More »
Of Panetta And Conundrums
The nature of the selection process for the next Director of Central Intelligence has careened from the bizarre to the ridiculous: President-elect Barack Obama said yesterday that he has selected a “top-notch intelligence team” that would provide the “unvarnished” information his administration needs, rather than “what they think the president wants to hear.” But current and former intelligence officials expressed sharp resentment over Obama’s choice | Read More »
Thoughts on Panetta at CIA
Let me say up front that I don’t have a problem with Barack Obama’s nomination of long time Clinton loyalist and former California congressman Leon Panetta to head the Central Intelligence Agency. The two biggest dings against Panetta are that 1) Dianne Feinstein and Jay Rockefeller have their panties knotted over their not being consulted and 2) Panetta is not an intelligence professional. I think | Read More »
AP: No Experience in new CIA Chief Somehow Shows Obama’s ‘Clean Break from Bush Administration’?
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, Inexperienced is as inexperienced does. At least that is what comes to my mind when hearing that Barack Obama has picked the inoffensive, completely inexperienced and unqualified Leon Panetta to be the new director of the CIA. Really. Leon Panetta? The onetime director of the Office of Management and Budget Panetta, that Leon Panetta? This old Clinton partisan has absolutely no | Read More »
Is Lack of Experience Becoming a Mantra?
Although I have not supported Barack Obama, I’ve been committed to actually contributing to the process, instead of being bitter, because what’s done is done. As such, I’m really trying to get behind what President-elect Obama is doing. I’ve supported some of his economic appointments and I think he’s truly making an effort. Also, I think there’s so much potential for this incoming Administration. However, after | Read More »
The Change Bus Drives Off the Cliff of Insanity
The Change Bus is rapidly swerving off the cliff of insanity & Barry hasn’t even taken office yet! I mean, seriously folks, this “presidential transition” has reality show train wreck written all over it. Consider what “The One” has brought us before even taking office: 1. BLAG-O-GATE: Who among us hasn’t enjoyed the splendor of Blog-o-gate? I personally love the fact that the clown is | Read More »
Leon Panetta For DCI?
That’s the story. There are, however, some problems to consider: 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 | Read More »
Obama’s CIA Designee Sought CIA Cuts, Threatened Director
Barack Obama is set to name Leon Panetta as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In light of that fact, it’s worthwhile to look pack at Panetta’s relationship with the agency (and its Director) when he was the Director of Bill Clinton’s OMB, and later his Chief of Staff. When Jim Woolsey became Bill Clinton’s CIA Director in 1993, he elected to build | Read More »
Who BlahGo (IL-Gov) should appoint to US Senate NOW, and why they should accept? Plus, Special Election, Mike Ditka, Special Prosecutor, and more… [UPDATE]
In this Article, The Blagojevich ordeal basics, following the Obama connections, Chicago thug Politics, the need for a Special Election, Mike Ditka, who should Blagojevich appoint IMMEDIATELY regardless of this controversy (before he is stripped of authority to do so), and more… (now including updates: “Burris appointment” and “Harry Reid right for the wrong reasons” as well as, in the be careful what you wish | Read More »
, Alan Keyes
, Barack Obama
, Democratic Party
, Green Party
, Harry Reid
, leon panetta
, Libertarian Party
, Norm Coleman
, pay to play
, Rod Blagojevich
, Roland Burris
, special election
, US Senate