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Is Panetta About to Quit?

August 24, 2009 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

ABC News is reporting, despite strong denials from both the Obama administration and the CIA, that CIA Director Leon Panetta is going to leave the agency fairly soon because of his inability to stop Attorney General Eric Holder’s torture probe. Wary as I am of predictions here, it would be very surprising to me if Panetta issued a defense of the agency as forceful as his letter today indicates if he was just going to turn around and quit.

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