21.04.2011 [Politico] - AP Photo Close By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/21/11 4:34 AM EDT It's a measure of CIA Director LeonPanetta's status as the consummate Washington insider that, virtually overnight, it became accepted wisdom that he will be President Barack Obama's next secretary
05.05.2011 [GreaterKashmir.com (press release)] - LeonPanetta, the Director of American Intelligence agency CIA, thus minced no words in speaking his venom out. And stating clearly that US did not trust Pakistan. Pakistan as a nation has lost its honor and dignity ever since it courted Americans in
05.05.2011 [The Business Insider] - The wealth of photos from the crash site seem to point to the second theory, and it's supported by CIA director LeonPanetta's statement that the team was "carried in two Blackhawk helicopters that went in." Rivetless skin, unusual control surfaces
05.05.2011 [PRLog.Org (press release)] - And, as we learned in President Obama's speech, he gave CIA Chief LeonPanetta marching orders in early 2009 to make his 'top priority' to kill or capture Osama bin Laden.” Granger believes this proves the President never intended to close Gitmo.
04.05.2011 [Council on Foreign Relations] - Director of the CIA LeonPanetta said that Pakistani intelligence (FT) was kept in the dark about the raid for fear that secrecy may have been jeopardized. US lawmakers said that Congress will review, and possibly suspend, the $1.5 billion in annual
05.05.2011 [Washington Times] - According to CIA Director LeonPanetta, the much maligned enhanced interrogation techniques - including the infamous waterboarding - played an instrumental role in finding bin Laden. Mr. Obama declared that those techniques were “not effective” and
05.05.2011 [Monterey County Herald] - So the sweeping expressions of local pride for LeonPanetta are understandable. After someone has helped engineer an impressive feat on behalf of the citizens of the United States, the immediate reaction is to pay homage with an edificial monument.
05.05.2011 [Examiner.com] - In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, LeonPanetta, Director of the CIA, acknowledged that Pakistan was kept in the dark about the bin Laden operation. “The Pakistanis did not know…And that was deliberate on our part that this would be conducted
04.05.2011 [Media Matters for America (blog)] - (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how LeonPanetta worked around the president's "persistent hesitation to act." There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling
05.05.2011 [RealClearPolitics] - I would prefer to follow what the director of the CIA had to say, LeonPanetta. He feels they ought to be released, but I think it's a presidential decision. I'm going to back the president. I think, you know, it would be good for everybody in the
05.05.2011 [Salon] - CIA director LeonPanetta has done his best to discourage them. He claims that there was a 20- to 25-minute blackout after the SEALs' initial "approach" to bin Laden's compound, which would rule out the possibility of Obama's having seen the death of
04.05.2011 [Commentary] - I suspect there's more to this decision than we know, given that CIA director LeonPanetta had promised flatly they would be seen. (A friend speculates, wildly and with no proof but interestingly, that Bin Laden, known to have had kidney disease
04.05.2011 [Lawfare (blog)] - One of the commenters on that post points to this page, which contains a transcript of a Brian Williams interview with LeonPanetta. That page includes this money quote: BRIAN WILLIAMS: Did the President's order read capture or kill or both or just one
03.05.2011 [Green Bay] - Today, CIA Director LeonPanetta will brief lawmakers on the top secret mission. A lone courier apparently led US forces to bin Laden's hiding place in Pakistan. Officials tracked the courier's cell phone but he didn't make it easy, turning it off and
04.05.2011 [Lawfare (blog)] - LEONPANETTA: To be frank, I don't think he had a lot of time to say anything. It was a firefight going up that compound. And by the time they got to the third floor and found bin Laden, I think it – this was all split-second action on the part of the