Inept to Switch Jobs–the Obama Way

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While I’m kind of a Petraeus fan, not sure he is a good fit for D/CIA.  Also not sure Panetta is a good fit for SECDEF.

NPR.org
April 4, 2011

Gen. Petraeus Being ‘Seriously Considered’ For CIA Director, NPR Reports

By Tom Bowman

General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is expected to leave that job by early fall. And the question has been, where does he go from there?

Several sources, including government officials, say Petraeus is being seriously considered for CIA director, and would take the job if offered.

The current spy chief, Leon Panetta, is currently seen as the top replacement for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who says he will step down this year.

Phi Beta Iota: If this were not so real, it would be shocking.  The White House is treating the government as nothing more than a staging ground for cronies, not as a weighty public responsibility demanding the best possible non-partisan mix.

See Also:

Petraeus Being ‘Seriously Considered’ for CIA Director [NY Magazine]

General David Petraeus tipped to take over CIA [Telegraph UK]

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