Bush Taps Florida Congressman as New CIA Chief

AUGUST 10, 2004 - Posted at 7:47 a.m. CDT

WHITE HOUSE - President Bush has named Congressman Porter Goss as his choice to head the CIA.

Bush says the Florida Republican "knows the CIA inside and out."  Speaking at the White House this morning, the president said Goss has "strong experience in intelligence."

Bush says former director CIA Director George Tenet, who left last month, and acting Director John McLaughlin have served with "distinction and honor."  Bush says Goss will be a strong replacement and has been "a force for positive change" on Capitol Hill.

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