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John Brennan´s extremism and
dishonesty rewarded with CIA
Director nomination

Guardian [UK], by Glenn Greenwald

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/7/2013 2:47:57 PM

(updated below - Update II) Prior to President Obama´s first inauguration in 2009, a controversy erupted over reports that he intended to appoint John Brennan as CIA director. That controversy, in which I participated, centered around the fact that Brennan, as a Bush-era CIA official, had expressly endorsed Bush´s programs of torture (other than waterboarding) and rendition and also was a vocal advocate of immunizing lawbreaking telecoms for their role in the illegal Bush NSA eavesdropping program. As a result, Brennan withdrew his name from consideration, issuing a bitter letter blaming "strong criticism in some quarters

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The ACLU doesn´t want him because of his support of "torture" under the Bush administration. Nevermind the obvious reason he shouldn´t be appointed, he´s incompetent.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/7/2013 2:57:07 PM     (No. 9103530)

What are you, Glenn; gullible, deceitful, or just plain stupid?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sparky joe, 1/7/2013 3:57:29 PM     (No. 9103621)

The EYES have it - the only person with Shiftier ones is Paul Krugman [ who reportedly just turned the Treasury Secretary job] - Andrew Cuomo is a distant third

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Reply 3 - Posted by: vhs68, 1/7/2013 4:06:44 PM     (No. 9103636)

Wasn´t Brennan involved in cleaning up Obama´s passport travel files?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lana720, 1/7/2013 4:21:30 PM     (No. 9103662)

A second term almost unchecked - we said it would be scary and here´s another one, Kerry being the first.

Of course, the Republicans in the Senate will stand against this - holding breath.....

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