Thursday, March 03, 2005
"CIA Director Goss Amazed at His Workload"
This is reassuring:
In a rare public appearance Wednesday, CIA Director Porter Goss said he is overwhelmed by the many duties of his job, including devoting five hours out of every day to prepare for and deliver intelligence briefings to President Bush.
"The jobs I'm being asked to do, the five hats that I wear, are too much for this mortal," Goss said. "I'm a little amazed at the workload."...
Goss, who has made few public comments beyond congressional testimony, also said the legislation creating the position of director of national intelligence left him unclear on his future role.
"It's got a huge amount of ambiguity in it," he said. "I don't know by law what my direct relationship is with John Negroponte," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld or other top officials involved with intelligence.
I thought I was slow by not understanding what Negroponte's new job really does, but am I supposed to feel any better knowing that the CIA Director isn't even sure? 5 Hours out of every day to prepare the Presidential intellilgence briefings? Isn't there someone else at the CIA who can take some of the workload off Goss's shoulders? Somewhere in Afghanistan/Pakistan/Hell/Kashmir/Chechnya Bin Laden may sleep a bit easier.