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Panetta's Book -- Including His Criticisms of Obama -- Has Major Factual Problems

Lawrence Korb | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Korb

The books by Panetta and his former colleagues raise two issues: one procedural and another substantive.

Panetta Recycles the Same Tired Criticisms of President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Panetta doesn't spell out just exactly how big a U.S. military presence he says should have stayed in Iraq. That's the first question he leaves dangling. And there are others. What would they actually do once there? Namely who would they fight?

Panetta Criticizes Obama For Sending 'Wrong Message To The World'

AP | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing President Barack Obama for leaning toward, then deciding against military act...

Joe Biden Dings Leon Panetta For 'Inappropriate' Criticisms Of Obama's Syria Strategy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday night for his 'inappropriate" criticisms in a ...

Will the Real David Harris Please Stand Up?

David Harris | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
David Harris

As I've written before, I have a problem with my name. It's not that there's anything inherently wrong with it. It's just that, unlike Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, or Newt Gingrich, mine is anything but distinctive, so much so that I keep running into namesakes.

Senate Panel Approves Leon Panetta As Next Defense Secretary

AP | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Leon Panetta to be the nation's next Pentagon chief. The panel unanimously approv...

Biden: Bush Gave Al Qaeda "A Powerful Recruiting Tool"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Visiting the Central Intelligence Agency to swear in Leon E. Panetta as the agency's 19th director, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said the Bush a...

Panetta Takes Back Remarks On Detainee Rendition

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director-nominee Leon Panetta formally retracted a statement he made Thursday that the Bush administration transferred prisoner...

CIA: The Panetta Pick and the Feinstein Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Feinstein's call for the appointment of a CIA director who can be linked to the practices Obama has made clear must end demonstrates how out of touch she is on intelligence.

Leon Panetta Right Choice for CIA

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Leon Panetta is a patriot, a veteran, and a consensus builder, and he will lead the CIA forthrightly and in full respect for the law and the Constitution. I frankly cannot think of a better choice.

Is Leon Panetta the Right Choice for CIA Director?

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

It is perhaps not widely known that there has been a major change in the intelligence agencies' personnel since 9/11. Some 50% of intel community staffers have joined since 9/11.

Speaking Truth to Intelligence

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Cleaning out our stable of intelligence officials is a Herculean task. We are lucky to have men like Dennis Blair and Leon Panetta willing to sacrifice for the good of the nation.

What Spies Think of Panetta

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

I conducted a poll about what spies thought of the Panetta choice. The results: "Obama was wise" to choose someone out of the torture loop to run the CIA. But there's a problem.

Lessons of Obama's First Cabinet Controversy

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

Despite a nearly flawless transition period of astute, substantive and widely praised cabinet appointments, the Obama administration has unintentionally provoked its first controversy.

Sorry Dianne: Panetta's a Great Choice for CIA Director

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Having frozen Panetta out of the California governor's race in 1998 by not deciding whether to run until he had no chance of lining up financial backing, now would be a good time to stand aside and let him rise to the occasion.

CIA: Parsing The Panetta Pick

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

To say Panetta is a Clinton retread is to ignore his actual background. He comes out of a tradition which is almost forgotten today, that of the liberal Republican.

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Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Leon Panetta is an "unconventional" choice for CIA Director, a word Caroline Kennedy used to describe herself, but consider the corruption inherent in the more conventional options.

Regarding Panetta: Let's Not Forget About Gates

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Placing an inexperienced person like Leon Panetta at CIA for his clean hands and "managerial expertise" will cost lives on the day of the next domestic terrorist attack.

The Bad Democrats Begin to Surface

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

The next time you find yourself getting pissed off at Obama, say these words out loud,"George Bush."

Leon Panetta: CIA Director

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 1/06: Marc Ambinder reports that President-elect Obama is confident that Leon Panetta won't face serious opposition, despite Democratic Senator...