Friday, May 05, 2006

CIA Director Resigns

CIA director Porter Goss, a former Republican Congressman and a former CIA employee, resigned today after less than 2 years in the position. The brevity of his time in the office suggests a problem with his performance (not likely) or a conflict within the administration.

Regardless of the reason for Goss's resignation, Goss had been going after the leakers within the CIA. Too many CIA agents consider themselves to be serving some self-determined higher purpose and to be above the law, and the CIA leaks have become a partisan weapon. As a former CIA guy, Goss knew how the agency really worked and how to go after the leakers. Goss's replacement may not pursue the leakers as vigorously or as effectively.

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