William Burns for CIA Director

Gomez Adams

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Notable Tidbits:
  • If confirmed, Burns would become the first leader in the CIA's history whose lifelong experience comes from the State Department.
  • Burns, who is known as Bill, is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a respected international affairs think tank in Washington.
  • He served as deputy secretary of State in the Obama administration after working for more than three decades in positions across the foreign service, which he joined in 1982.
  • He also served under five American presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, and 10 secretaries of state in a variety of posts, including as ambassador to Jordan in the Clinton administration and to Russia under George W. Bush.
and this from Burns himself in an article he wrote for the Atlantic back in August of last year regarding the election:

"If he loses, I doubt that he will suddenly embrace the traditional bipartisan commitment to effective transitions. At best, he'll be consumed by efforts to rationalize his defeat and paint the election as rigged; at worst, he'll seek to contest or undermine the result," Burns wrote. "Like so many other features of the Trump era, the transition would bear little resemblance to any before, or any of the many I served through as a career diplomat. The costs of confusion, mixed signals, and bureaucratic turmoil could be very high."
 

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Also noted:
He also served under five American presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, and 10 secretaries of state in a variety of posts, including as ambassador to Jordan in the Clinton administration and to Russia under George W. Bush.
That means he's not unfamiliar with the world of intelligence. A very interesting choice
The decision to select Burns to lead the CIA comes after other top contenders faced criticism for their previous support of torture programs.
Good and they should face that criticism.
 
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Capitalism_is_Theft

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Well, let's see what happens.

Sure stands a better chance than having Mike Pompeo which was appointed over the CIA. Hell, I can't even think of who's appointed now as CIA director? There has been so many firings? Acting as in place of's? Unconfirmed nominees etc. with, Oh Gina Haspel, who had a torture problem. And, Trump tired to get her to do something.

The bar has been set so damn low, it has to go up some how.

But, what I read from the article is whether or not he has enough Russia experience ? Sure, there was some under W, but according to the article, if I read it correctly, it was saying there needs to be more, or something to that effect ?
 

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"His selection would bypass other contenders with more formal experience in the intelligence field."

Maybe this is what I was reading... up above. I was half asleep this morning when I was reading this. I was sleep reading again. I thought that pertained to Russia experience.