On the theory that some realize that I am not making up the issue, here is a short account from Yahoo News:
Obama picks Leon Panetta to head CIA
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
Mon Jan 5, 3:23 pm ET
WASHINGTON " Two Democratic officials say President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Clinton White House chief of staff Leon Panetta to run the CIA. Panetta was a surprise pick for the post, with no experience in the intelligence world. An Obama transition official and another Democrat disclosed his nomination on a condition of anonymity since it was not yet public.
Panetta was director of the Office of Management and Budget and a longtime congressman from California.
He served on the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan panel that released a report at the end of 2006 with dozens of recommendations for the reversing course in the Iraq war.
Panetta currently directs with his wife Sylvia the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, based at California State University, Monterey Bay a university he helped establish on the site of the former U.S. Army base, Fort Ord.
Does anybody else think the CIA chief should have at least some experience in the intelligence world? For that matter, shouldn't all appointees for positions related to national security have at least some practical credentials for those positions? Do such people exist who were opposed to or many all Bush policies related to national security?