The Obama administration's move to start directly supervising interrogation of high-value terrorist detainees shows a "bizarre" lack of confidence in CIA Director Leon Panetta, Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) said Monday.

Bond, the top Republican on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, condemned the decision by the White House to establish a new interrogation unit under the National Security Agency, first reported Monday by the Washington Post.

The jurisdictional shift would strip the CIA of oversight of such detainees, and move them more directly under White House control.

"What does the White House have against Leon Panetta?