Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Musings 142--Who will be Hayden's boss?

So Porter Goss got booted from CIA. I never felt quite right about him anyway.

The Bushies are now putting up General Michael V. Hayden, currently the number two guy behind the new National intelligence Director John Negroponte, for the director of Central Intelligence. (See Link) There is only one question I have that no one is answering--who does he answer too?

CIA is a civilian organization. Putting a four-star general in as the leader creates several problems:

Problem #1: Will Hayden still be number 2 to Negroponte, at least in status, thus, making Negroponte the head of CIA?

Problem #2: Since Donald Rumsfeld is the Secretary of Defense and is the head of the armed forces; then, is he not General Hayden's boss? But, if he is Hayden's boss, where does that place Negroponte?

Problem #3: Could not Don Rumsfeld order general Hayden to run CIA his way?

Problem #4: Is President Bush anyone's boss?

Problem #5: Who pays Hayden's salary--the military or CIA or both?

Problem # 6: Since Hayden was the former NSA leader who came up with domestic spying; then, is it not feasible that he will take the CIA into domestic areas too? I mean NSA was foreign stuff until he decided that it wasn't.

Basically, I think that this pretty much screws things up more. There are a bunch of republicans that also feel that way. The democrats are staying mum. That is probably a good thing.


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