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Old 05-08-2006, 03:23 PM   #16
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Originally posted by ntalwar
"WASHINGTON - Even before President Bush has named his choice to take over the CIA, the Air Force general who is the front-runner drew fire Sunday from lawmakers in the president's own party who say a military man should not lead the civilian spy agency.

The criticism of the expected choice of Gen. Michael Hayden to head the CIA came from some influential Republicans in Congress as well as from Democrats."
Frankly, I don't have a problem with a military guy heading the CIA. Bush 1 headed the CIA and he served in WWII. So the guy is still military? So what?

The bigger problem I have is how the
CIA [and probably the FBI as well] are being run as an arm of the White House. Yes, they are political appointees to head the CIA, but they should do the right thing for the American people, not the political party in power.

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Old 05-08-2006, 06:52 PM   #17
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Interestingly, the news articles I've read so far seem to show key Democrats being more receptive to Hayden than key Republicans.

This is certainly quite the atypical appointment.


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Yeah, but what you guys don't know is that he stood up to Rumsfield. That's the key factor here. He is not aligned with Rummy.
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they appointed the heckler?

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