Panetta to Pentagon; Petraeus to CIA

CIA director Panetta to take over Pentagon; Petraeus to be nominated for CIA

An entire AP story:

AP sources: CIA director Panetta to take over Pentagon; Petraeus to be nominated for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: CIA director Panetta to take over Pentagon; Petraeus to be nominated for CIA

Not only is that a rather thin report, it’s more than four weeks old. Laura Rozen was reporting this on April 1st; apparently, it wasn’t a prank.

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Comments

  1. Matt says:

    Not sure why Patraeus would do that. Seems like a bit of a Latetal move, at best. DNI might make more sense.

  2. Ben Wolf says:

    Lovely! Petraeus can launch lots of failed operations from Langley instead of Kabul.

  3. James Joyner says:

    @Matt: I don’t know why he’d want it, either. But I’d rather have CIA than DNI; the latter is a fool’s errand without budget control.

  4. michael reynolds says:

    Am I the only one whose brain automatically adds a “c” to the middle of Panetta’s name, thus causing me to think of Italian bacon?

  5. Southern Hoosier says:

    Just rearranging the deckchairs as the Titanic sinks is all.