Monday, May 08, 2006

Bring on the Scrutiny!

Bush picks a fierce NSA surveillance supporter, Gen. Michael Hayden, as his new CIA chief. From Fox News:

National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley told FOX News the current deputy director of national intelligence is ready for the interrogation.
"You know, the president believes that the terrorist surveillance program is a critical element of defending this country against terrorist attack, and who better to answer those questions than Mike Hayden, who has been intimately involved in that program?" Hadley asked.

Since the program's exposure, Hayden hasn't backed off defending his former agency's surveillance.
"These are communications that we have reason to believe are Al Qaeda communications, a judgment made by American intelligence professionals, not folks like me or political appointees," he said in a speech at the National Press Club right after the story broke in December.

This would be a great chance, during an election year, to showcase what Democrats really think of National Security ( their against it!).