Sunday, May 07, 2006

porter gone

former cia director porter goss, then chairman of the house intelligence committee, when asked in march 2004 if he'd consider returning to work for the cia, where he served through the 1960s:


i couldn't get a job with the cia today — i'm not qualified. i don't have the language skills. my language skills were romance languages and stuff. we're looking for arabists today. i don't have the cultural background probably. and i certainly don't have the technical skills, as my children remind me every day: "dad, you got to get better on your computer." so, the things that you need to have, i don't have.

— from michael moore's farenheit 9/11, 2004


this was probably not the answer goss gave when bush nominated him for cia director in august of that year.

the guardian unlimited: the white house dismissed the footage as "hearsay". goss was described as the "right man" by the president on tuesday. (august 14, 2004)

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