By David Edwards on 5/9/2006, 11:04am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards of Veredictum.com

Hoekstra (R-MI): 'Every Intel Agency Will Be Under Control of Military'


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Republican Pete Hoekstra is Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. He was one of the first to oppose the appointment of General Hayden as CIA Director during last Sunday's edition of Fox News Sunday.

This morning, Hoekstra continued to express stern opposition to Hayden's appointment in this interview from NBC's Today Show.

Fineman: White House Wants Domestic Spying Fight During Hayden Confirmation


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In an interview on MSNBC's Countdown, Howard Fineman says that the White House is welcoming a fight over Bush's Warrantless Domestic Spying programs during General Hayden's confirmation.

Karl Rove believes that the Democrats can be made to look weak on National Security if they continue to express concerns over the legality of their so-called "Terrorist Surveillance Program."

Flashback: General Hayden Defends His Domestic Spy Program


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On January 26, we posted this video of a press conference with General Michael Hayden at the National Press Club. Hayden was there to kick off a PR blitz defending the NSA's warrantless domestic surveillance program(s).

General Hayden has been the leading defender of illegal spying. He showed no reluctance in stepping into the role of political operative for the Bush Administration. As CIA Director, we can expect him to stifle Congressional oversight and further the consolidation of Executive power.