Dianne Feinstein,  Leon Panetta

California Senator Dianne Feinstein Now on Board With Leon Panetta Appointment to be Director of the CIA

Michael Ramirez on Leon Panetta

Political Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

The incoming Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committe, California Senator Dianne Feinstein has caved and now supports the appointment of former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff and former California Congressman Leaon Panetta as the the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, despite the fact he has NO intelligence community experience.

Obama wants a loyalist as DCIA so he does not get stabbed in the back by CIA career bureaucrats like President Bush did his entire time in office.

But, is political loyality enough when you are fighting two wars and international terrorism?

If the United States suffers another failure in intelligence like 9/11, Obama will be heavily criticized for this risky and rookie appointment.

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