Obama’s Intel Possibilities

Obama’s Intel Possibilities

Names for likely members of the team to head President-elect Barack Obama’s intelligence team are quietly leaching out of the gray world.

One top possibility is former Rep. Tim Roemer (D-Ind.), who helped sponsor the legislation that created the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, known as the 9/11 Commission, and co-chaired the commission. Roemer, a senior member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence before leaving Congress to lead the commission, was a fairly early supporter of Obama, endorsing him in late January. He is president of the Center for National Policy. a Washington thinktank with Democratic tendencies.

Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif), a Blue Dog Democrat who House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) forced off of the HPSCI, is another name being mentioned either for head of CIA or to serve as Director of National Intelligence. Harman, who is chair of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on intelligence, information sharing and terrorism risk assessment, represents the district where most of America’s highly classified spy satellites and keeps a close eye on legislation affecting these assets. She is known as a strong supporter of Boeing’s intelligence initiatives.

Finally, a dark horse candidate for CIA has surfaced. Christopher Tucker, senior vice president for national programs at erdas (formerly known as Leica Geosytems) was the founding chief strategic officer at In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital fund. Tucker serves as a board member of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.


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You know, I have to tell you, I really enjoy this blog and the insight from everyone who participates. I find it to be refreshing and very informative. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyway, I felt it was about time I posted, I

I have a feeling President-elect Obama is suffering from the a serious case of the pucker facter now that he is getting the Full-Monty intel debriefings. Tread lightly into that good night, sir. Bush’s legacy — I knew my children were safe and the boogyman was kept at bay. Sure, the economy and the greed from Wall Street and the do-gooders who wanted every person — qualified or not — to “own” a home have given us another type of sucker punch but like him or not — our nation was not attacked again (knock on wood) Bush was in the Oval Office.

I got to totally agree with you. There will not be any middle factor for Obama. He will either do good or will dissappoint many and do terrible. I clearly believe that he will serve 4yrs in office “if so” and we will get someone else. As far as the military goes and the war on terror. I think the country is way safer with Pres Bush and the way he ran the fight, no need to change our plans and pull troops.

Hello Gentlemen,
You have the right of it. Nothing stirs the blood like the full picture. Obama now knows what really goes bump in the night, and just how scary it is. The question is will he be able to adequately adjust to the challenge. Information is certainly a two-edged sword. I just hope he knows how to use it. God help us all.


We as country need to stop putting out faith in man, we need to put GOD first and believe in his grace. Do you our part and stop expecting some to do it for us. Walk by faith not by site!


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