President Bush wants to promote the architect of illegal domestic spying.
Today the Senate is holding hearings on General Michael Hayden’s nomination to be CIA Director.
As former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Hayden developed President Bush’s illegal program of warrantless domestic spying. He was the program’s “principal architect,” according to The New York Times
. And while managing the NSA, Hayden failed to follow federal law and the Constitution.
He demonstrated a disturbing lack of judgment in administering a program knew was illegal all because of pressure from President Bush. This record makes him unfit to lead the CIA. By rejecting his nomination, the Senate can protect the rule of law and show zero tolerance for government officials who break the law. Urge your Senators to act now.