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McCain backs CIA shakeup
Posted by: McQ on Monday, November 15, 2004

Well maybe this will shut the left up since their "acceptable" Republican sides with the Prez:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) yesterday supported CIA Director Porter J. Goss's shake-up of the intelligence agency, which he described as "dysfunctional" and not providing President Bush with the information needed to conduct the war on terrorism.

Reacting to stories about potential resignations of CIA officials in response to actions taken by Goss and his staff, McCain, appearing on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," said, "A shake-up is absolutely necessary."
But of course the strongest objection the Democrats seem to be able to muster is that the Goss team has offended some agency personnel:
But Rep. Jane Harman (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, which Goss formerly chaired, said the current uneasiness at the CIA has been caused by the "highly partisan inexperienced staff" that Goss brought to the agency. They have acted in a "heavy-handed or precipitous way," she said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Harman said she agrees that some changes are needed but that Goss's staff had offended agency personnel and she feared the departure "of some talented people," including Stephen R. Kappes, head of the clandestine service who has delayed making a retirement decision until today.
In my estimation its high time some of the dinosaurs in the CIA were offended, and its also high time some of them left. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence understands that the CIA has not done a good job for the US or the President in the last 5 years. While it remains to be seen if the changes Goss, et. al., bring to the CIA will fix the problems now apparent there, I certainly have no problem with Goss coming in with a mandate to change the agency and shake it up if necessary. Its time someone got their arms around that place and got it back under control and functioning in a manner which best serves the interests of the US.
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she feared the departure "of some talented people

Once again, the same "talented people" who everyone on both sides of the aisle agreed fucked up royally on a host of things, besides 9/11?

Yeah, I'll trust a democrat with national security...
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No word on what they have a talent for.
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