Okay, finally I am begining to see the holes in the Bush administration--and what holes they are! I have just learned of Junior's nomination of John Negroponte as Director of National Intelligence. If anyone ever wondered about their rights they need wonder no more--soon you will have no rights. As soon as I heard the name Negroponte, I thought of Oliver North and Ronald Reagan and then I went on a short fact finding mission to find out why bells were being set off in my head. Negroponte was a part of the Iran-Contra horror. He has been in essence a destroyer of human rights from the very first moment he appeared on the scene. Hey guys we're talking about the man who wanted to sweep the Archbishop Romero assassination under the rug as if it had never happened. There were serious reservations on the part of many when he was named as Ambassador to Iraq and at other points in his career. How is this happening? Just how is he being allowed to keep moving forward and destroy people and countries? Mind you this does not change the fact that my vote and support of Junior still stands and as I have stated in the past it was in large part because of the election alternatives, a view which I maintain even this very day. All that being said however; I have to say I am rather disturbed by this late breaking development. Perhaps someone with a broader, more open view can help me understand how a guy who violates human rights at every turn can be made into an Intelligence Director or anything else. Isn't this somewhat akin to stupidity? I am sure there must be some information about him which I am somehow overlooking and I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could tell me what the positives about this man are. Thank you all for allowing my outburst.