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Leon Panetta

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  • Trudy Rubin: Obama, heed Panetta's message

    Leon Panetta has taken a lot of heat for publicly dumping on Barack Obama's foreign policy while the president is still in the White House. Where's his loyalty? the critics ask, as Panetta makes the publicity rounds for his new memoir, "Worthy Fights,"...
  • Senate's inquiry into CIA torture sidesteps blaming Bush, aides

    WASHINGTON A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn't assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency's detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of...
  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
  • Jay Ambrose: Leon Panetta shines helpful light on the White House

    Thanks, thanks and more thanks to Leon Panetta, a former congressman, secretary of defense, budget director,White House chief of staff and head ofthreedifferent agencies, including the CIA � someone, in short, who knows his way around Washington....
  • Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

    Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared to the frustration being felt in the nation's capital on both sides of the political aisle....
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Obama's refusal to face reality

    After expending tremendous blood and treasure, the U.S. gave the Iraqi people the opportunity for a better future by ridding them of the brutal Hussein regime. Rather than seize this opportunity with a statesmanlike approach in the tradition of Nelson...
  • Panetta exposes a cautious, reticent president

    Panetta exposes a cautious, reticent president
    Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East. In his new book, "Worthy Fights," and in related interviews, Panetta contends that the White House...
  • Financial literacy, Panetta, and Wyllie: Letters

    Financial literacy After reading the Sept. 8 article "Financial literacy class in high school: Senator will push again to make it a graduation requirement," I've come to agree with state Sen. Dorothy Hukill's decision to push a financial literacy...
  • Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]

    Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]
    It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly qualified by that...