Tuesday, January 6, 2009
An Incomprehensible Choice for CIA Director
Ron Radosh of Pajamas Media is highly skeptical of President-elect Obama's selection of Leon Panetta to be the next head of the CIA. Panetta's intelligence experience is very slender, and he did not even serve in the House Intelligence Committee while in Congress. "The problem is that especially in today’s world, chief of the CIA is a position that must be held by an individual with both intelligence and counter-terrorist experience. Instead of picking such a person, it appears that Obama put politics first..." Even many Democrats know that this key position needs to be filled by someone with a substantial background in the intelligence field. Politico.com quotes Vice-President-elect Biden, who said that the Obama transition team made a "mistake" in not consulting the Senate before tapping Leon Panetta to head the CIA.