WASHINGTON (CNN) - Leon Panetta, chief of staff in Bill Clinton's White House, will be President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the CIA, two Democratic officials told CNN Monday.
The same officials said that retired Adm. Dennis Blair, who formerly headed the Navy's Pacific Command, will be tapped as director of national intelligence.
Noah in Philly,
Kevin voted in both Ohio and PA, like many others on the Obama team.
Let's see, someone with no intelligence experience and someone from the Clinton administration.
What part of change don't you people understand?
I would bet a dollar against a dime, that the "Panetta" selection was
suggested by Hillary, or Bill, and a "bug" put in Obama's ear, for Obama to pick Panetta, especially when he was the "Chief of Staff"
during the Clinton Years.
The problem I have with Obama's picks are if I knew he was going to pick most of Bill Clinton folks for the White House; I would have voted for Hillary Clinton. I'm an African-American who worked hard and voted for President-Elect Obama. I don't mind half of his cabinet filled with people from theClinton Adminstration. But when it appears that 80 to 90% of people are from Bill Clinton's Administration, this does not look like change to me. I know I sound like a Republican, but I'm deeply disturbed by all of these picks. Obama, we need to see change. Get some new people not a part of the old establishment to drive our country in a new direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Panetta? What is this the third term for Clinton? Enough with the Clintonistas already.
I found the Panetta choice highly ironic. I'm reading Conrad Black's biography of Richard Nixon. Nixon fired Panetta from the HEW dept over 35 years ago for being a zealous partisan. Just what we need at the CIA - a zealous partisan.
Oh boy, another Clinton crony....and now for OJT of Leon. Bin Laden...have no fear Leon is here!
Ain't Richard Nixon a zealous partisan? Remember watergate? Why the hell should anyone quote from that horrible excuse of a person. Frankly, i don't care if Obama chose Bill Clinton as Secretary of Commerce, if these Clintonistas can change the failed policies of bush, then let them serve!
Perfect fit for the Obama administration! He has not intelligence experience! :)
If my employer worked the way the Obama administration works I would qualify as CEO! It would be funny if it wasn't so darn serious.
If DiFi is opposed, that's good enough for me. All hail Panetta!
Annoying thing is, it has to be someone from the Bush or Clinton Administration, because Bush and Clintons have been Presidents for so damn long
Why i was Glad Clinton wasnt picked again, it would have been Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton
2 Families running the country one after the other, and im sure they would have each tried for 3rd
This is another joke created by the new administration. I think we are going to have all jokers in these posts including the president.
Soccer Nana – he was given the chance to pick qualified people and this is what he does. Panetta: no intelligence experience. This one is crucial to our security. He blew it when he served Clinton; that's partly why we are dealing with terrorism. These guys who are wimps on fighting terror shouldn't be allowed near our intelligence agency.