Is National Security Strife Another Bad Sign for Obama?

Reported blowup over "torture" investigation suggests an administration shakeup could be near.


President Obama's vacation is off to a rocky start, reports Peter Roff at the Thomas Jefferson Street blog: "Now, without the president being gone from Washington even for one full day, comes a damaging leak about the CIA's Leon Panetta, which ABC News reported involved 'a profanity-laced screaming match' inside the White House over plans by Attorney General Eric Holder to open an investigation into whether agents might be guilty of acts the president has labeled as 'torture.' " Panetta, Roff says, "may have his head on the chopping block." With the administration's healthcare and cap-and-trade legislation stalled, is division in the national security sector a sign that Team Obama's unity is cracking? Or are occasional shakeups just part of an administration's growth process? Weigh in below.

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