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Yeah, I think they were hoping for Rumsfeld to get it

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You'll be hard-pressed to find any executive/head of dept that has real "hands-on" experience

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Yeah, I think they were hoping for Rumsfeld to get it

lmao

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He has no intelligence experience. None. Even Feinstein isn't happy about it.

Therin lies the "shake up." I think it is much needed as they have seemed to have gotten soft with no clear enemy they can/want to bother with. I myself can think of a couple (of enemies) we should be doing the ol dirty deeds to like in the old days.

Who cares what Feinstein thinks anyway? That decrepid old biatch never likes anything.

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Therin lies the "shake up." I think it is much needed as they have seemed to have gotten soft with no clear enemy they can/want to bother with. I myself can think of a couple (of enemies) we should be doing the ol dirty deeds to like in the old days.

Who cares what Feinstein thinks anyway? That decrepid old biatch never likes anything.

well, same person who has proposed Panetta has made her head of senate intelligence committee.....

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George Bush Sr had no previous experience in Intelligence before he was name Director of the CIA

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George Bush Jr was elected President of the US with no intelligence.

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Sorry, but this is a dumb call. It's the equivalent of putting Bill Gates in charge of the military. Gates might be a fine manager and businessman, but he knows nothing about being a soldier or running a military operation.

Seriously, you guys are being Obama homers on this one.

I'm willing to admit I was also skeptical about Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General until I read a little about his background. After that I was okay.

But Leon Panetta in charge of the CIA? That's boneheaded.

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I'd rather go with him than the guy Fienstein is lobbying for...Overall, he is not qualified for the job, and out intel is gonna get worse under the new regime...Good thing terrorism is not real!

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