Is Goss Aiming Higher?

Now that President Bush has thrown his support behind the 9/11 commission's proposal to empower a new intelligence chief to oversee most of the nation's intelligence operations, attention this week will focus on the man who has been nominated for the job it would supersede: director of the CIA. Yet Porter Goss, the Florida Congressman nominated by President Bush last month after the resignation of George Tenet, may well be auditioning for the bigger job too. Many Republicans and intelligence hands believe Bush is likely to promote Goss to the new post of national intelligence director if it is created. Indeed,...

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