Another ‘profanity-laced’ tirade within Team TOTUS – this time it is Leon Panetta CIA chief…

Gee wonder what it is about Team TOTUS that leads people to wind up screaming profanities within the ranks? (recall Timmeh cursing out Sheila Bair and Mary Schapiro over regulation a few weeks ago) Leon Panetta was a pussycat a few months ago. Could it be perhaps that TOTUS tells everyone what they want to hear and it isn’t until the very last minute that TOTUS makes a decision, usually involving throwing someone under the bus for political expediency? Could be rabbit could be…

ABC via Instapundit:

A “profanity-laced screaming match” at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning internal investigation, has administration officials worrying about the direction of its newly-appoint intelligence team, current and former senior intelligence officials tell ABC

Amid reports that Panetta had threatened to quit just seven months after taking over at the spy agency, other insiders tell that senior White House staff members are already discussing a possible shake-up of top national security officials.

“You can expect a larger than normal turnover in the next year,” a senior adviser to Obama on intelligence matters told …A White House spokesperson, Denis McDonough, said reports that Panetta had threatened to quit and that the White House was seeking a replacement were “inaccurate.”

According to intelligence officials, Panetta erupted in a tirade last month during a meeting with a senior White House staff member. Panetta was reportedly upset over plans by Attorney General Eric Holder to open a criminal investigation of allegations that CIA officers broke the law in carrying out certain interrogation techniques that President Obama has termed “torture.”…

Gee Leon must feel ever so much better now that Justice is about to toss the CIA back unda da bus. Wagging the dog. If they think this will help Obama’s approval ratings they are seriously delusional. Americans already voiced our opinions on this when Pelosi was trying to demean our CIA.

…The CIA gets favorable marks of (sp) 63% from the public, according to the poll. The Democrat speaker, meanwhile, has a 35% favorable rating…

We want them left alone to do their jobs without political influence, period. We are already outraged that Scotland let the Lockerbie Bomber terrorist go and now Team TOTUS wants to persecute and prosecute our career agents that help keep us safe? What are they smoking?

An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose Scotland’s decision to release the convicted Lockerbie bomber on so-called compassionate grounds, according to a new poll.

Rasmussen Reports released a survey Monday showing 82 percent disagree with last week’s decision by Scotland’s justice minister to free Abdel Baset al-Megrahi and allow him to return to Libya.

…According to Rasmussen, majorities across every demographic category disagreed with the decision. Just 10 percent agreed with the decision, which according to the new poll was heavily followed by Americans….

The Offspring courtesy of SelfEsteemSMASH; George Carlin courtesy of mansonsecretluvr

August 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Terrorism. Comments off.

PEBO announces Intel picks: Blair, Panetta and SUPRIZE! Brennan is back….


PEBO having presser now. He announces the appointment of Blair and Panetta, see our previous posts on those two appointments here and here

He also slips in BRENNAN as his Assistant to the POTUS for Natl Security, niiiiice. Yeah fake them out with Panetta,  then stick Brennan in an unconfirmable spot. Change eh? BWAA-HAAA-HAAA!!!!

From CNN:

Obama also named former CIA official John Brennan as White House homeland security adviser and deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism.

Brennan will face the task of reviewing whether the Homeland Security Council, created after 9/11, should be folded into the National Security Council or remain a separate entity in the White House.

Brennan will hold the title of assistant to the president, a sign that he will report directly to Obama.

If you don’t know the background on Brennan, go read Jeralyn and BTD at TL here

Q/A: PEBO just said if Paul Krugman has an idea he will do it, WELL HELL PEBO OPEN THE NEWSPAPER DAMMIT! Krugman has been writing columns like crazy!

January 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, NAVY, Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

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