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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:30 AM
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WP: Goss's Remote, Partisan Leadership is Fast Draining CIA of Talent
Yet another appointment disaster from the abysmally incompetent Bush regime.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...


When Goss arrived at the CIA in September 2004 with four GOP aides from Capitol Hill in tow, he was accused of bringing a Republican agenda to an agency that has long sought to distance itself from partisan politics. Personality clashes erupted between his staff and career officials, leading to two high-profile resignations in the clandestine service within six weeks.

Hoping to quell fears that the posts would be filled with political allies, Goss quickly promoted from within. But he has had difficulty retaining senior leaders. Most of those departing are doing so on their own initiative, not Goss's.

In the clandestine service alone, known as the "Directorate of Operations," Goss has lost one director, two deputy directors, and at least a dozen department heads, station chiefs and division directors -- many with the key language skills and experience he has said the agency needs.

"He obviously has a problem with the D.O.," said one ally in the intelligence community who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:32 AM
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1. I saw that crony coming and knew politicizing the CIA was a bad
idea...and I'm not a fake pResident.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:37 AM
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2. Ugh. It's impossible to keep up with Bush's trashing of America.
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:37 AM
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3. Goss - ...
Iran-Contra buddy...probably sent by Poppy to cover *'s butt. Also, to help purge the agency. Nobody would want to work for Goss...too much baggage.
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ToolTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:38 AM
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4. Don't believe that it is incompetence that produced FEMA at CIA.
It is how they intentionally destroy without any dialog of public interest or desire.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:45 AM
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5. Well that is going well.....not!
"But the Senate intelligence committee, which generally took testimony once a year from Goss's predecessors, has invited him for an unusual closed-door hearing today. Senators, according to their staff, intend to ask the former congressman from Florida to explain why the CIA is bleeding talent at a time of war, and to answer charges that the agency is adrift."


Am I the only one that thinks this administration if afraid of the CIA?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:47 AM
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6. Maybe they have good reason to be afraid.
Let's hope so. :toast:
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:49 AM
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7. Looks like they may be our only chance.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 01:49 AM by hang a left
:scared:
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:38 AM
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8. I'm going to order a dozen t-shirts printed with "Don't complain to me, I
tried to tell you _______ was going to happen"

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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 AM
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9. kick
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