Monday, May 08, 2006

Another Dumb Move

The "braintrust" in the Whitehouse has officially nominated General Hayden for the top spot at the CIA. Let me just jump in and join the chorus in saying that this is a supremely stupid thing to do. I think this will wind up another Harriet Myers debacle. There is already a lot of negative vibes coming out from Capitol Hill on this.
A GOP leader on the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich is already signalling for a fight...
"I do believe he's the wrong person, the wrong place, at the wrong time," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., said on "Fox News Sunday." "We should not have a military person leading a civilian agency at this time."
Even Rethuglican yes boy Saxby Chambliss of Georgia thinks a military man is the wrong pick.
This much bad press from the inside is a telling sign when it is made before the choice is even announced. As usual Bush (more likely Cheney) has decided to ignore the semaphores from the hill on the CIA post nomination.

If I was paranoid I would think that getting all these military types in the top spots of all civilian intelligence posts is setting the stage for martial law or something.

Finally, anyone that's a top aide to John "Deathsqaud" Negroponte is suspect in my book

1 comment:

Robert Lewis said...

If Bush had a brain - which we all know he doesn't - he would nominate Sen. Jay Rockefeller for the post.