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Just Who We Need, The Guy Who Headed The Illegal Wiretap Surveillance Op


(AP) Rumsfeld backs Hayden, denies “power grab”

(TheNation) Hastert Trashes Hayden

(HuffingtonPost) Gen. Michael Hayden: Unreasonable Nominee for Probable Cause

OK, we know the drill…the answer is that Hayden is NOT Bush’s real choice for CIA Director. Like Harriet Myers, he’s the decoy. Everyone gets to jump up and down, saying what a stupid choice Hayden is, Bush stomps around saying he’s the best, most qualified man for the job (Kudos to Jon Stewart and the Daily Show team by catching Bush using the exact same words to describe Hayden that he used to describe Porter Goss less than 2 years ago) and eventually Hayden removes himself from the nomination. Bush names someone only slightly less controversial, everyone breathes a sigh of relief and confirms him (you don’t think it’ll be a HER, do you?) without a second thought…