For a CIA director with star power, the nominees are ...
David H. Petraeus may have been a genius as a general, but as a CIA director with an eye for the ladies (or, at least, an eye for his lady biographer) -- well, suffice to say he was no Allen Dulles. So who will take Petraeus' place? Potential candidates reportedly include such inside-the-Beltway types as Jane Harman and Dick Lugar. But why so pedestrian, President Obama? Why not go outside the box -- all the way to Hollywood? You've treated it as a campaign ATM; how about a little payback? Here are eight stars with the chops to be the nation's next spymaster. --Paul Whitefield
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Harrison Ford( David James / Lucasfilm )
Another guy with the right stuff. Heck, Harrison Ford singlehandly saved the CIA's bacon several times as agent Jack Ryan in "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger." Like Morgan Freeman, he's been the president ("Air Force One"). And, of course, he faced down the Nazis as Indiana Jones and took on Darth Vader, the emperor and Imperial Storm Troopers as Han Solo in "Star Wars." It was in the latter that he summed up the no-nonsense approach that would serve him well at the CIA: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."
Above: Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.