As soon as I heard the name, Leon Panetta, I knew immediately what would happen and what it meant to the U.S., the CIA and those of us that expect and require protection from those that would destroy us.
There are unlimited postings, articles and opinions out there on every news channel and political blog that say different and wonderful things about this appointment–there are even some that touch closely to my opinion–but this is mine and it’s only that, an opinion, although it’s my prediction as well.
Panetta’s presumed appointment as Obama’s CIA Director is nothing short of the absolute and final victory for the Left. We’ve heard their (the Left’s) displeasure at some of his other appointments, but he paid them in full with Leon Panetta. The whole intent in placing this Clinton Chief of Staff and managerial expert(?) is to cleanse and dismantle the CIA as we know it. He was chosen to satisfy the Left with their criteria that the appointee have no experience in the “criminal” Bush Regime, especially within the intelligentsia’s need for wiretaps, “torture”, rendition (although, he was in the Clinton admin when that policy was instituted) and Guantanamo.
Long story short, he will decimate (I use this in the accepted meaning of total destruction or annihilation) the Central Intelligence Agency of the dedicated, experienced, professional and career agents, leaving what’s left a weak, sniveling and simpering arm of the State Department. Carter and Clinton (his Justice Department’s “Wall” separating the FBI & CIA was the fate compli) both did their best to accomplish this during their tenures and succeeded in a fabulous fashion, and the results were 9/11.
Our days of protection from the Islamofacists will be over with a mass exodus from the Agency, both to get away from the restrictive calamity that will come and also to try and keep from being prosecuted for perceived and trumped-up atrocities. Panetta will oversee the shut down of the Agency’s ability to preform their work and get the answers that President Bush’s policies protected us with and ensured that we weren’t attacked on the Homeland since 9/11.
Folks, I expect this to be a long thread of discussion. I’ve watched and read about half of the talking heads, pundits and professional soothsayers say this will be good for the agency; surely, he’ll understand the importance once he sits behind “the desk”; etc.; blah, blah, blah; but having some experience in the intelligence world, I can tell you, that there will be nothing worse than losing what the CIA does and offers.
Obama believes in the “world’s” court of opinion and his leftist background will not allow him to see the truth until he’s slammed in the face with the next attack, which will be on our Homeland and thus too late. His Elite beliefs in “talk” and “negotiation” will lead him to forgo the real and required detection and protection that is required to keep the U.S. and it’s citizens safe.
Could I be wrong–you betcherass! And I pray I am! His choice speaks volumes as to where his head and heart are, it repays the Left for their support and says that the “World’s View” is more important than the safety of the People and Citizens of the United States!
Here’s one of many links to start with: Paul Greenberg, Amateur Hour at the CIA