Hayden's confirmation endorsed

The man at the helm of President Bush's illegal wiretapping scheme has been endorsed by the Senate Intelligence Committee to be the next director of the CIA, by a 13 - 2 vote.

Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden's nomination will likely go before the Senate for a full vote later this week.

If confirmed, Hayden will be taking over an agency shamed and in tatters. Former Director Porter Goss and #3-man Dusty Foggo were both forced to slink away, their names tainted by the same Hookergate scandal that brought Randy "Duke" Cunningham.

But stories of sad old men paying for sex are nothing compared to the real problems that have plagued the agency over the past five years.

In October of last year, Goss's boss, John Negroponte ordered his lackey to kill any further investigations into what went wrong within the agency that may have led to the events of 9/11.

Just three weeks after Negroponte's dictate, reports indicated that the CIA's former secret defense operation "Able Danger" might have prevented 9/11 from happening.

The Pentagon's long overdue release of video showing American Flight 77 striking the Department of Defense's headquarters has done nothing to bolster America's confidence. A report released today says that 70 million Americans want a new investigation into the attacks of 9/11.

It's doubtful Hayden will be the man to get to the bottom of the horrible day.

-Another dark day for America begins

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