UPDATE: I guess I got too excited and didn't read far enough the new guy in the barrel is Robert Gates formerly of the CIA.
Update 2: this from KOS. Shades of Negroponte look what the cat has coughed up. Bush looks to another corrupt Iran/Contra hack to make nice in Iraq. What a loser.
Robert M. Gates was the Central Intelligence Agency's deputy director for intelligence (DDI) from 1982 to 1986. He was confirmed as the CIA's deputy director of central intelligence (DDCI) in April of 1986 and became acting director of central intelligence in December of that same year. Owing to his senior status in the CIA, Gates was close to many figures who played significant roles in the Iran/contra affair and was in a position to have known of their activities.