No Panetta experience? No problem!
DiFi isn’t too keen on Obama’s selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA.
“I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA director,” Feinstein said. “My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”
Yes, well my position has consistently been that I believe the country is best served by having an experienced professional in charge at this time.
Panetta doesn’t have the experience we’d expect for CIA Director. So what? Barack Obama doesn’t have the experience necessary to be president, but that isn’t going to stop him.
Obama really didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to filling the spot anyway, given that he’s too afraid of pissing off his leftist base by appointing someone with connections to the evil George Bush’s terror-fighting initiatives. It seems that in order to find someone who’s actually qualified, Obama would have had to pick someone with real experience combating terrorists. But apparently in Obama’s calculus, stanching leftist hysteria over mythical “torture” and “domestic spying” outweighs keeping the country safe.