Saturday, May 06, 2006


Laura Rozen On Goss And Hookergate

Laura Rozen calls bullpuckey -- or "Upton Sinclair" -- on the media elite. The Short Version: 1) If Goss' resignation had nothing to with Hookergate, then why did his good buddy Foggo -- who is in Hookergate up to his neck -- announce to the WP that he himself plans to resign next week? 2) It's hard to believe that Goss was trying to "protect" the CIA and its staff from John Negroponte when he was brought on to destroy and remake the CIA to Bush-Cheney's neocon specifications. Goss was HATED by the people under him, who worked from Day One to get rid of him. UPDATE: Pontificator at DailyKos notes that the New York Daily News is not buying the Negroponte-spent-months-on-forcing-Goss-out storyline (at least not the way it's being presented), and is instead pinning it all on Hookergate:

"It's all about the Duke Cunningham scandal," a senior law enforcement official told the Daily News in reference to Goss' resignation. Duke, a California Republican, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty in November to taking $2.4 million in homes, yachts and other bribes in exchange for steering government contracts. Goss' inability to handle the allegations swirling around Foggo prompted John Negroponte, the director of National Intelligence, who oversees all of the nation's spy agencies, to press for the CIA chief's ouster, the senior official said. The official said Goss is not an FBI target but "there is an impending indictment" of Foggo for steering defense contracts to his poker buddies.
This could be interesting. Pass the popcorn!

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