January 5, 2009
Meet Your New Spymaster
That's Leon Panetta, former Clinton Chief-of-Staff, founder of think tanks and all around mench and the next Director of the CIA. Not an experienced intelligence hand, but very good on the torture issue. In fact, I think the main reason that Obama went outside the intel community for this pick is that it is very hard to find any experienced field hands that hadn't been tainted by rubbing up against torture policies.
Start with somebody who will not destroy our moral standing in the world. The rest of the sneaky crap he can pick up as he goes.