A Rumsfeld Roadblock?

If President Bush supports an overhaul of the nation's intelligence community--including the creation of a national intelligence director (NID) with broad powers over the CIA and the Defense Department--why is his Defense Secretary dragging his feet? In testimony before congressional committees and a classified discussion with Senators last week, Donald Rumsfeld apparently left a bad taste in some legislators' mouths. His recalcitrance has rankled at least one key Senate Republican, Susan Collins of Maine. "I am disappointed with Secretary Rumsfeld's comments," she told TIME. "[They] do not seem to be consistent with the strong position taken by the President." She added...

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