It would not be surprising if Porter Goss, the on-the-out CIA bossman,
is involved with prostitutes, poker, and the disreputable Kyle “Dusty”
Foggo, Brent Wilkes, and Randy “Duke” Cunningham, a situation noted
by the Times
Online. Wilkes is a merchant of death contractor (also known politely inside
the Beltway as a defense industry contractor) and Cunningham a disgraced Republican
Congress critter with a fondness for call girls and limos.
More likely, however, is the possibility Goss is not the sort of team player
preferred by the Straussian neocons. “Behind Mr Bush’s public explanation
for the CIA chief’s departure lies a second authorized version, according
to which Mr Goss lost a battle for power and prestige with John Negroponte,
the politically adept new director of national intelligence, a post created
to oversee all US intelligence-gathering after the terrorist attacks of September
11, 2001,” explains the Christian
Negroponte, of course, is the right man for the job, considering his track
record as ambassador to Honduras where he micromanaged death squads and oversaw
the U.S. funded and supported Contra war against Nicaragua. In short, Negroponte,
now filling the newly minted position of national intelligence director, is
more vicious than Goss, who vacillated in weak-knee fashion when he admitted
he is not qualified to be CIA DCI (see this New
York Daily News article), an unbecoming act for a card-carrying member of
the Clash of Civilizations and Hubris gang in the White House and Pentagon.
Meanwhile, Congress critters remain clueless on Goss’ likely successor,
Gen. Michael Hayden. “I do believe he’s the wrong person, the wrong
place, at the wrong time,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter
Hoekstra, R-Mich, told ABC
News. “We should not have a military person leading a civilian agency
at this time.” Obviously, Mr. Hoekstra does not understand what’s
going down in the neighborhood—as an insider of the neocon wing of the
Pentagon, defender of NSA snooping, and enemy of the Bill of Rights, Hayden
is not only the obvious choice, he is a near perfect choice for the neocons.
Hoekstra’s “sentiment was echoed by Republican Rep. Saxby Chambliss
of Georgia, who said Hayden’s military background would be a ‘major
problem,’ and several Democrats who made the rounds of the Sunday talk
shows. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., said Hayden could leave agents with the impression
that the CIA has been ‘just gobbled up by the Defense Department.’”
As a member of the Subcommittee on Technology Terrorism and Homeland Security
and U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Joe Biden should well understand
what is going on here, but instead he plays stupid, pretending to be the see-no-evil
monkey. Certainly the Pentagon has “gobbled up” the CIA as the CIA
was recalcitrant to the demand before the invasion of Iraq it enter the Straussian
neocon fold (or rather the Dark Side) and essentially act as a subservient tool
and incubator of lies in service of the neocon plan to invade dozens of countries,
as the neocons readily admit.
Jane Harman, California representative, and “leading Democrat on the
House intelligence committee, said Hayden ‘made a big mistake’ by
defending the legality of the eavesdropping program in December during a speech
at the National Press Club.” It is simply not realistic to believe Ms.
Harman, as a “leading” Congress courtesan, is sincerely bollixed
by the well-known neocon plan to turn America into a surveillance and police
state. Or maybe she was napping during Katrina, when the Posse Comitatus Act
came under blistering attack and military contractors were sent to confiscate
(or steal under penalty of death) entirely legal firearms.
As usual, the neocons will get pretty much everything they want and
will continue to do whatever they want—including the further eviscerating
the Constitution—until they are dragged kicking and screaming from the
White House and Pentagon, an unlikely prospect at best. Nancy Pelosi,
Joe Biden, Jane Harman, and Peter Hoekstra may whine about the appointment of
a military careerist and advocate of trashing the Bill of Rights (never mind
he is sworn to uphold the Constitution) to the CIA, but they are essentially
powerless to do anything about it.
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