Proposal Draws on Advice of 9/11 Panel
President Outlines More Budget Powers For Intelligence Chief
By Walter Pincus and Dana Milbank
President Bush yesterday proposed giving a new national intelligencedirector broad powers to plan intelligence agencies’ spending priorities and clandestine activities, making a concession to lawmakers moving to implement the more sweeping proposals of the Sept. 11 commission.
At least he’s flip-flopping in the right direction.