Monday, May 08, 2006

General Anxiety

This doesn’t happen often but I agree with Denny Hastert.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert signaled he may oppose the White House's selection of Gen Michael Hayden to run the CIA, according to a story posted Monday at

"The Speaker believes they should not have a military person leading the CIA, a civilian agency," Ron Bonjean, Hastert's communications director, told TIME.
I guess I had never thought about it before –an active military person heading the CIA– but I can tell you now it really makes me uncomfortable. It’s like a merger of two powerful institutions to form an unchecked monopoly; a merger that, in the corporate world, would violate anti-trust laws or something. It’s just bad business.

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