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Hayden Nomination for CIA Raises Criticism

President Bush on Monday chose Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to lead the embattled CIA, re-igniting a debate over the domestic surveillance program that the one-time head of the National Security Agency once ran. Republican and Democratic critics also questioned the wisdom of putting a military officer in charge of the civilian spy agency. “Mike Hayden is supremely qualified for this position,” Bush said in the Oval Office, with Hayden at his side. Without mentioning Hayden’s critics or their objections, the president said: “He knows the intelligence community from the ground up.” Full Story

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