ABC News is reporting today that CIA Director Leon Panetta is threatening to resign. According to the article, CIA spokesman George Little stated that the report was “wrong, inaccurate, bogus and false.” Not so fast.
The article states:
“Panetta was reportedly upset over plans by Attorney General Eric Holder to open a criminal investigation of allegations that CIA officers broke the law in carrying out certain interrogation techniques that President Obama has termed “torture…”
“Another source of contention for Panetta was today’s public release of an investigation by the CIA inspector general on the first two years of the agency’s interrogation and detention program. The report has been delayed by an internal administration debate over how much of the report should be kept secret.”
As I said, I am not a fan of Leon Panetta, but it looks as if he is trying to protect the CIA. He was not in charge of the organization during the time period that is being investigated, so any findings will not affect him. Mr. Panetta is simply trying to protect the CIA from partisan politics, and that is in the best interest of American security.