February 17, 2005

John Negroponte

President Bush nominated John Negroponte to be national intelligence director which is a new post to oversee all of US intelligence that was created in the wake of the 9/11 commission report. All you need to know is this article from TNR. Not a nice man:

Midway through a foreign service career that began in the mid-'60s in Vietnam and continued through a stint in Mexico in the '90s, Negroponte served as ambassador to Honduras. It was the early '80s, and the Honduran government was killing and "disappearing" political opponents by the dozens. Most close observers, including some who served within the U.S. embassy, insist America knew about the abuses. And they accuse Negroponte of turning a blind eye. Says one human rights lawyer, "A guy like that is not going to be a very credible spokesperson for American principles on human rights."

Keep in mind this guy has been U.N. Ambassador, Ambassador to Iraq and now Grand Spy Master. Bush can pick them.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Yeah, Bush can pick them...it's old news but the new national secretary of education is another Bush cronie and the former secretary of education for Texas, a state whose abstinence only sex education plan has led to slightly higher teenage pregnancy rates. Texas also has one of the highest drop-out rates in the country.