Is Panetta the Right Man for the Top Job at the CIA?

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Leon Panetta is an eight-term former congressman and White House Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton with no hands on experience in gathering intelligence. His appointment to head Barack Obama's CIA comes as a surprise. If he can be confirmed, he would provide a clean break with Bush Administration policies. California Democrat Diane Feinstein, who will chair Senate Intelligence Committee on the next CIA Director, says she wasn't informed that Panetta had been chosen and will look hard at his experience and qualifications. Greg Miller is national security correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.




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