Shake-up in the CIA

As I figured, I’m swamped today but just got the MSNBC news alert that CIA Director Porter Goss has resigned. Via AP:

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Porter Goss is resigning, President Bush said Friday.

Bush called Goss’ tenure one of transition. “He has led ably” Bush said from the Oval Office. “He has a five-year plan to increase the analysts and operatives.”

Goss, a former congressman, had directed the spy agency since September 2004.

Bush said that Goss has “helped make this country a safer place.”

“We’ve got to win the war on terror” Bush added.

Goss, for his part, said that “I would like to report to you that the agency is back on a very even keel and sailing well.”

“Sailing well?” Not really – but he’s supposed to say that.

PM Update 11:42 PM ET: Tom Maguire speculates on the “why” question, as does Captain Ed.

AllahPundit has a link roundup. Watch the President Bush/Porter Goss press conference here.

More: Time magazine is reporting that Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden is “likely” to be named Goss’ successor.

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