I am torn
And i admit I need more information.
An (Active) GENERAL who is currently in charge of the NSA (National Security Administration), has been proposed to replace the current CIA chief, who resigned friday, Porter Gouss.
General Hayden is currently the DEPUTY director of National Intelligence, under John Negroponte.
Not the FIRST TIME
Hayden isn't the first (proposed) CIA Chief. Hayden would be the first active-duty military man at the CIA's helm since Admiral Stansfield Turner ran the place for President Jimmy Carter.
according to Joe Klein, columnist for Time Magazine(link to Brian leher-- here: link will show later today: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2006/05/080
Michael Hayden is a thorn in the side of RumsFeld, and is one of those generals who Don't think Rumsfeld has done a great job.
One PRO possiblity: Hayden agrees and support's John Negroponte's 'plan' for re-organizing the intelligence community. As such, according to Time Magazine's MICHAEL DUFFY it may be a good thing.
He quotes from a previous interview with Hayden,
Where Hayden told TIME in a lengthy interview last month that only a strong central authority would make the intelligence agencies work together. "Let me tell you what we've learned," Hayden said. "There is no way to get a self-aware, self-synchronizing intelligence system without a kick-ass center because no one plays nice with each other voluntarily."And yet another PRO in Hayden's favor?
Goss's departure means Negroponte's next test will be facing down the Pentagon, which has steadily been gathering clout in intelligence since the war on terrorism began.
Everyone knows that battle will make the tug of war with the CIA look like a warm-up, if only because Rumsfeld's skills as an infighter are unsurpassed.
But Negroponte will at least have an ally in Michael Hayden at the CIA.
A GENERAL, now in charge of the CIVILIAN intelligence agency?
After all the mistEAKS the MILITaRY (RUMSFELD) has made?
Oy vey. More on the cons WILL be added
CON: Michael Hayden is the man who implemented the ILLEGAL spying in the united states. (The republicans now call this Warrentless Wiretapping. I call it a VIOLATION of the CONSTITUTION of our country.
Impeach Dick Cheney and George Bush
I wanted to post this asap, so will add to it!