All My Little Words

Pancetta?

Posted in Uncategorized by nickchristian on January 7, 2009

So Clinton’s former Chief of Staff Leon Panetta is Bam’s pick for CIA Director, and certain Dems aren’t too pleased.  Apparently the strike against him is his lack of direct intelligence experience but as far as I’m concerned the best case to be made for him is that he hasn’t been involved with the US intelligence community, the house of a thousand fuck-ups, for any one of the past eight years. Not to mention this reassuring quote that appeared in The Washington Times last year:  “We cannot and we must not use torture under any circumstances. We are better than that.”

While I have argued, and will continue to do so, that when it comes to policy not enough attention is paid to nuance, that nothing is ever black and white, torture is one exception to that rule.

Meanwhile Sullivan tells Feinstein et al on the Senate’s Intelligence Oversight to stop being brats and take Panetta’s appointment as a wake-up call to start doing their bloody jobs properly.  And the intelligent right makes a good case for his confirmation as well.

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