Friday, May 05, 2006

Goss Quits - A Wilkes Connection?

The breaking news is that Porter Goss has resigned as head of the CIA. So far, the media seems to be suggesting that this is only part of an ongoing shakeup of the Bush team by Josh "Hands" Bolten - but I don't believe that's the case for a second.

MSNBC reports Bush as reminding us that Goss had recently started a "five-year plan to increase the analysts and operatives" at the CIA. Why change horses right at the beginning of such an effort instead of letting the man who created the plan do the work for a while longer? Goss left Congress only a year and a half ago to be Bush's man at the CIA. There has been no reason given for his resignation that accords with how happy Bush seems to be about the job Goss has so-far done for him packing the CIA with cronies. Have a look at his record - he's a Bush cronie through and through.

No, I am going to stick my neck out and predict that Goss's resignation is entirely so that he can be yet another EX-official by the time, coming shortly, when he is indicted for involvement in the Cunningham - Wilkes bribery and hookers scandal.

Update TPM Muckraker, who have been doing some great blogging on this subject, think Goss' resignation has something to do with Hookergate too.

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