Thursday, May 18, 2006

Let the roasting begin!

Gen. Michael Hayden is going to be on the hot seat starting today. We've got seven Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee; let's watch them flip out on Hayden over the NSA Terrorist Surveillance Program.

WASHINGTON May 18, 2006 (AP)— Under bipartisan Senate grilling, CIA nominee Gen. Michael Hayden insisted Thursday that he believed the administration's warrantless surveillance program was legal when it was commenced after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, and remains so today.

The article goes on to quote Sen. Carl Levin who criticizes the CIA for manipulating information during the lead up to the war in Iraq. It quotes Sen. Rockerfeller who was "delighted" at Hayden's appointment as principal deputy director of national intelligence a year ago, but who's now concerned about Hayden being an administration puppet. Only time will tell what other idiocies are uttered by these and other Democrats like Sens. Feinstein and Feingold.

Whatever they say, I'm sure it won't be relevant at all to his qualifications to run the CIA.

UPDATE: Uh-oh. Looks like Hayden's a Pittsburgh Steeler fan. What's Hugh gonna do now...