CIA pick Panetta: "We cannot and we must not use torture under any circumstances."
Here. Of course, "we do not torture," and the Village doesn't want any Villager held accountable for anything, ever, but still, encouraging signs. I mean, imagine if Hayden were kept on as a holdover in the spirit of bi-partisanship.
So, while I'm definitely in "hope but verify" mode, I regard this as a good sign. The CIA doesn't need a technical expert at the top; they need an actual manager. By all accounts Panetta is that.