The very fact that Feingold's head is spinning over the President's nominee for CIA director, is reason enough for me to like the new guy.
Feingold cool to Hayden's CIA bid
Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold expressed reservations today over the nomination of Gen. Michael Hayden to be the director of the CIA.
"General Hayden directed and subsequently defended the president's illegal wiretapping program," Feingold said. "Neither he nor the rest of the administration informed the congressional intelligence committees about this program, as is required by law."
Feingold, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he expects any nominee for this position to be "committed to the rule of law and respectful of Congress' oversight responsibility."
Published: May 8, 2006
Really, Feingold needs to stop saying that the Intelligence Committees were not briefed. All of the head's of the intelligence committees, both Republicans and Democrats, have already admitted they were briefed.
I love the idea of a military man taking over the CIA. The CIA is a mess. A military man brings dignity, discipline, loyalty and a hard working mentality to the CIA. The leakers must be stopped.
Hayden sounds like the perfect man for the job. The first thing he needs to do is to get Clinton's leftover buddies in the CIA to shut up. The constance leaks are horrible and dangerous for this county.