||Posted: Aug. 13 2004,06:55
Fahrenheit 911 continues to have an impact in unexpected ways. Now news reports, including CNN and the New York Daily News report that the Congressman chosen by Bush to head the CIA was interviewed during the filming of Fahrenheit 911, and in response to the question as to whether he was qualified to work for the CIA, here's what he said.
"I don't have the language skills. I, you know, my language skills were romance languages and stuff. We're looking for Arabists today. I don't have the cultural background probably," Goss is quoted in an interview transcript.
"And I certainly don't have the technical skills, uh, as my children remind me every day: 'Dad you got to get better on your computer. ' Uh, so, the things that you need to have, I don't have. "
Moore told Reuters that Goss, who until Tuesday was chairman of the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, granted an interview to two of his producers without first checking to see who they worked for. " You'd think the person who was the head of the intelligence committee would ask a few more questions," said Moore.
"The reality is that Porter Goss was in charge of the oversight of the CIA during a time when the CIA didn't do its job, which in part resulted in the loss of lives of 3,000 people," he said via telephone from New York.
Edited by CPNN Administrator on Oct. 15 2004,20:33