Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Porter Goss Nominated as New CIA Chief

Florida Republican and Yale graduate Porter Goss was selected to be the new Head of the CIA pending Senate confirmation:

...Although administration officials have privately predicted that winning Senate confirmation for Goss would be little more than a formality, some Democrats have disagreed and predicted such hearings would assertively probe both the CIA's performance under Bush and Goss's fitness for the job...

And then there is this on the debate regarding last month's intelligence authoriaztion bill:

...The report on the bill by Goss's panel sharply criticized the CIA for "ignoring its core missional activities" and having "a dysfunctional denial of any need for corrective action."

In an unusually frank letter, (Former CIA Head, George) Tenet wrote Goss that his criticism was "ill informed" and "frankly absurd."

I wonder what this means for the 9/11 Commission's recommendation to have a single person head a single entity to oversee and share intelligence for all of the beauracracies?

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