Monday, May 08, 2006

Something else behind CIA shakeup?

I'm not sure what to make of this. The White House pick to replace Goss also has a connection to the Cunningham bribery scandal.
While director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden contracted the services of a top executive at the company at the center of the Cunningham bribery scandal, according to two former employees of the company. [...]

As an MZM employee, King was involved in a number of controversial projects. In 2002, he was a key adviser to the team creating CIFA, the Pentagon's domestic surveillance operation. In 2004, he was one of three MZM staffers who worked on the White House Robb-Silberman Commission, which recommended expanding CIFA's powers.
I have a bad feeling about this. If the Cunningham connection isn't what forced Goss out then why the sudden switch? Could he have balked at facilitating some new nefarious White House plan? Call me paranoid but with the preferred candidate being military, former head of the NSA and unable to grasp the complete meaning of the Fourth Amendment, I'm now thinking this is all about taking another step towards martial law. How better to enforce the power of the unitary executive?
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3 Comments:

Blogger mikevotes said...

I keep thinking that, too. All evidence indicates that it is related to Foggo, but all weekend I couldn't shake the feeling that it was somehow related to CIA conduct, whether it was a refusal to do something, doing something he shouldn't have or not providing adequate intel to support the Iran policy right before the UN meetings. ("I will not lie, Mr. Bush.")

I still haven't shaken that feeling, but I haven't seen anything so far to substantiate it.

Mike

2:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I still have the same vague uneasiness that Hookergate is a red herring and that something worse is behind this. It's hard to imagine Goss standing on principle, but then if you consider the possibility that he did, you don't really speculate on what could have been so bad to force him to resign so abruptly.

4:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I still have the same vague uneasiness that Hookergate is a red herring and that something worse is behind this. It's hard to imagine Goss standing on principle, but then if you consider the possibility that he did, you don't really speculate on what could have been so bad to force him to resign so abruptly.

4:23:00 PM  

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