Sunday, January 9

Whatever it takes to protect America

The NYT reports that the Administration's pick for CIA Chief has decided we're spending too much time on counterterrorism:
In the latest changes at the Central Intelligence Agency, Porter J. Goss, the new chief, has named a new deputy director for intelligence and has abolished a daily 5 p.m. meeting that had been used since the Sept. 11 attacks to coordinate counterterrorism operations around the world, intelligence officials said on Tuesday. ... The move appears to reflect what Mr. Goss has publicly said was his concern that the C.I.A. under Mr. Tenet may have devoted too much time and resources to terrorism at the expense of other issues.
I'm glad someone is tackling those other issues. Goss is still holding the occasional counterterrorism meeting, but not so late in the day. No reason to run up the overtime clock on this one, right?