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.
April 4, 2011
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.
Petraeus Being ‘Seriously Considered’ for CIA Director [NY Magazine]
General David Petraeus tipped to take over CIA [Telegraph UK]