posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 03:49 PM
Background info on Porter Goss:
1960: Graduated yale with honors (degree recieved to be edited in later).
?: Served 2 years in US Army Intelligence. (early 1960-late 1961?)
1961: Served in CIA Covert ops in Latin America, Carribean, and Europe. (possible operations involved in to be edited in later)
1971: Left the CIA because of an injury, moved to Sannibel, FL where he started a news paper along with 2 other former CIA operatives.
1974: Was key player in the incorporation of Sannibel. He served on the city council for almost every year until 1982, as well as serving 4 terms (1
year) as mayor.
1982: Democratic Governor of Florida selects Republican Porter Goss to fill spot on Lee County Commission (previously plagued by scandal). (nature of
scandal to be edited in later).
1985: Became chairman of the commission.
1988: Elected to congress with 72% of the vote- his lowest numbers ever. He has served ever since, and ran unopposed in 90, 94, and 98. (circumstances
to be edited in later).
2003: Authored Patriot Act II.
2004: Served on the 9/11 Commission along with the Former Flordia Governor who appointed him to his first county-level position. (Bob Graham). He
then, after being chewed out by Dick Cheney (seen by some as having undue control over Goss), he asked the Justice Department to have the FBI
investigate leaks in the 9/11 commission- bypassing the ability of congress to conduct its own investigation and argueably violating the spirit of
separation of powers.
More to follow in later edit.
[edit on 10-8-2004 by The Vagabond]