Friday, June 25, 2004

Re: New CIA Director

I am entirely unfamiliar with Goss but it seems that the Bush administration is forced to nominate a relatively safe replacement for Tenet, and Goss appears to fit the bill. If there is a terrorist attack before the election, and the position remains open, the public might blame the Bush administration for failing to appoint a captain to run the ship.

On the other hand (as Dave observed in our off-line discussion on the topic), the Bush administration could name a controversial replacement and blame Congress if America is attacked. But that is certainly a risky strategy and President Bush isn't in the position to take gambles right now.

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