The DNI shakeup...like the AP actually knows something?
[...] Blair's tenure has been marked by infighting within the CIA and sharp criticism over the intelligence community's failure to prevent a botched Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner.
"My guess is there is probably no harder job in Washington besides being president than being director of national intelligence," Gibbs said. He said the job was newly created and that Blair had to address a range of issues, notably coordination between the many U.S. intelligence agencies.
"There's no doubt that we continue to have, as a result -- and we saw this -- that the president identified on the attempted Christmas Day bombing -- that there are still coordination issues that we have to work through," Gibbs said. [...]
Gibbles and Bits says so.
[...] President Barack Obama was already talking to candidates for the director of national intelligence job before Dennis Blair resigned Thursday under pressure from the White House.
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president had spoken with a number of well-qualified candidates so he could have people ready in case he decided to make a change to the intelligence post. Gibbs wouldn't comment on who the president has spoken with, but said an announcement will come soon.
Blair resigned after a tumultuous 16-month tenure that underscores the disorganization inside the Obama administration's intelligence apparatus. A spate of high-profile attempted terror attacks that revealed new national security lapses has rocked the White House over the past six months.
Gibbs was publicly supportive of Blair Friday, commending him for increasing the government's focus on counterterrorism and radicalization, particularly in Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. Still, he said the president believed it was time to make a change. [...]
I wonder why it is that whenever someone leaves the marxist-asshat disadministration it is the very first time. I also wonder how many times this sad-assed disadministration is going to own up to its own stupidity. Why is this "person" stepping down when it is this disadministration's fault that an idiot was out in charge of anything?
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