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CIA Director Porter Goss resigns

  1. May 5, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.sacbee.com/24hour/front/story/3280434p-12096166c.html

    There is rampant speculation that this resignation is related to the Duke Cunnigham conviction. Apparently there are claims of wild poker parties with prostitutes etc, that involved some high ranking CIA officials who were hired by and worked under Goss. A fellow name Mitchell Wade who was connected to Cunningham has been arrested - at least one source of these claims.
     
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  3. May 5, 2006 #2

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    I would have never imagined that Republicans and conservatives were such wild party animals. :rolleyes:

    Liberals are so boring! :rofl:
     
  4. May 5, 2006 #3

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    Sources are claiming that this results from tension between Porter and Negroponte.

    This is interesting. It seems that few people had any idea that this was coming. The information vacuum is causing a good deal of consternation.
     
  5. May 5, 2006 #4

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    I agree there is a lot more to this then just deck chairs being moved in a White House shake-up (the BushCo spin). True "tensions" between camps have existed in every part of government during the Bush administration, however, I believe this also has to do with pressure on the CIA, making it a scapegoat, and attempting to suppress information from coming out of the CIA about WMD, NSA spying, etc. I think this is why there is turnover everywhere, from Powell, FEMA, etc. No one wants to work for BushCo anymore.
     
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  6. May 5, 2006 #5

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    From NPR - apparently indicating that Goss's departure was imminent.

    CIA Chief Goss Quits After Nearly 20 Months
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5387235
    Goss Is Latest to Leave Bush Administration
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5387220

    Goss's Time at CIA Helm Was Limited
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5387238

    It was a surprise to some, but others have apparently expected it.
     
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    Let me guess the new replacment will be:
    Dick Cheny's favorit game.
     
  8. May 6, 2006 #7

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    The whole matter consists of contradictions.

    Goss, a former congressman "came under fire almost immediately, partly because he brought in several top aides from Congress, who were thought by some in the CIA to be too political." "...critics of Mr. Goss said he was under the spell of Vice-President Dick Cheney and that his presence on the joint 9/11 inquiry gave the administration a deal of protection." Goss was given the job to reform the agency (clean house) and stop leaks. "Several high-level CIA staff have resigned recently, amid rumblings of discontent at the CIA's headquarters in Virginia."

    In addition, "[t]here has been speculation that Mr. Goss was not happy with the reduced access to the president he was afforded after the appointment of Mr. Negroponte to oversee the work of all the intelligence agencies. - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3552180.stm

    The Post reported that Bush decided months ago to replace Goss, and after "a difficult meeting in April with Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte, Goss was told to prepare to leave by May."

    But then...

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002463645

    Apparently Dusty Foggo and Brent Wilkes are buddies from college days. At the minimum Foggo has awarded contracts to Wilkes, who is in the same defense contracting business as Mitchell Wade in the Duke Cunningham scandal (and lobbying connected to Tom DeLay, etc.). Whether Goss is involved remains to be seen.

    The Bush administration is like watching Dallas. Except Cheney isn't as good looking as J.R.
     
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  9. May 7, 2006 #8

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    Bush's Potential CIA Pick Worries Some
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060507/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/cia_future_13

    :rolleyes:

    On the other hand, Stansfield Turner was a U.S. admiral and Director of Central Intelligence during the Carter Administration.
     
  10. May 7, 2006 #9

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    Another possible spin on this is the investigation into secret CIA prisons, which just came up again.

    http://reuters.myway.com/article/20...2Z_01_L04358789_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-EU-CIA-DC.html
     
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