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 [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.
02.05.2011 [Calcutta Telegraph] - When President Barack Obama announced five days ago that his replacement for defence secretary Robert Gates, a high-profile Republican, would be the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency, LeonPanetta, there were raised eyebrows in
04.05.2011 [Politico] - Obama had trouble deciding what to do because Valerie Jarrett kept overruling and interrupting Hillary Clinton, LeonPanetta, General Petraeus. She kept telling Obama "No you can't do that" when each scenario was presented to Obama.
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 [National Journal] - The ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Saxby Chambliss, on Thursday questioned the Obama administration's account of the Osama bin Laden raid, saying that CIA Director LeonPanetta gave him details on Sunday night
05.05.2011 [fwdailynews.com] - Obama explained, “Shortly after taking office, I directed LeonPanetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al-Qaida.” It was a stunning and adroit turn of events that brought
04.05.2011 [Media Matters for America] - Contrary to the Daily Mail claim that "analysts confirmed beyond doubt" that bin Laden was in Abbottabad, The Washington Post reported that CIA Director LeonPanetta said "analysts were only 60 percent to 80 percent confident that bin Laden would be
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 [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