Hayden Urges CIA Critics to RefrainCan there be any doubt as to how much I hope so, but doubt it?
Gen. Michael V. Hayden, President Bush's choice to lead the CIA, strongly defended the administration's policies on domestic surveillance and the treatment of detainees during his confirmation hearing yesterday, and urged senators to suspend debate about CIA failures and give the agency a chance to...
(By Dafna Linzer and Charles Babington, The Washington Post)
Hayden vowed to remake the CIA into the premier intelligence agency, in part by encouraging officers to take risks and to admit uncertainties even when top officials press for definitive findings. He promised to "speak truth to power," and said that he and the intelligence community had learned the lessons of Iraq.
My fear is, dude's really just blowin' smoke to cover up the reality of the value of his "intelligence" abilities. That certainly seems to be the classic Dubya's Admin style.