Let’s get this straight. The president-elect has no foreign policy experience. The secretary of State-designate has none, except for photo-ops as First Lady. The designated director of Homeland Security only knows about immigration enforcement. The attorney general not only has no special knowledge about terrorism, he orchestrated the pardon of the FALN terrorists under President Clinton. And now the designated head of the CIA has only had experience in domestic policy, notably as head of the Budget Committee, OMB director, and chief of staff to the president!

Panetta is too inexperienced, too weak and too liberal to make an effective CIA head. And, surrounded by people who know even less than he does about national security issues, it is a truly terrifying appointment.