He seems to be an American

NYTimes Who’da thunk it?

Dennis C. Blair, Obama intel chiefDennis C. Blair, a sixth-generation Naval officer and retired admiral, is President Obama’s choice as director of National Intelligence.

He’s pledged that counterterrorism efforts will operate “in a manner consistent with our nation’s values, consistent with our Constitution and consistent with the rule of law.”

He added that snooping must respect the privacy and civil liberties of the American people.

He also said torture is “not moral, legal or effective” and any interrogation program would have to comply with the Geneva Conventions, the Convention against Torture and the Constitution.