Friday, June 04, 2004

More Imperial Intrigue as CIA Director Resigns by Jim Lobe

Whether Bush will retain McLaughlin through the November elections or make a political appointment will be a critical decision. It was widely rumored six months ago, when Tenet last indicated he wanted to leave, that Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz would be moved to CIA, but Washington insiders now say that Wolfowitz, the administration's highest-ranking neoconservative and Chalabi's most effective champion, would not survive Senate confirmation hearings.

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