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Sir, Gina Haspel (Person in the news, March 17) is a dedicated patriot and, by virtue of long years of loyal service and wide experience, is a perfect fit for director of Central Intelligence. However, she will have to run a gauntlet of publicity-seeking senators in her confirmation hearings. She will have to smile while calmly tolerating questions designed to show how smart and concerned her questioners are, most of whom were never exposed to the frontline pressure and anxiety that characterised our agents in the fraught times following 9/11.
Here’s hoping she can convince virtue-signalling senators that ex post facto judgments should not keep a deserving professional from continuing to serve her country.
Cincinnati, OH, US
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