Angelo Codevilla, author of the new book Advice to War Presidents: A Remedial Course in Statecraft, tells NRO:
Leon Panetta may not know very much about foreign affairs or defense matters. He is wholly unacquainted with the questions and quarrels that have roiled the US intelligence community for a half century. But, as veteran political warrior, he will do what President Obama expects of him: prevent CIA from making war upon him as it made war on George W. Bush. When Bush appointed Porter Goss as CIA director to stop that war, CIA’s old boys somehow convinced Bush to fire him. Panetta’s appointment however tells CIA’s old boys that if they trouble the Obama team, they will be the ones fired.