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Brennan Weak On Jihad,
Bad Choice For CIA

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 1/11/2013 8:57:57 AM

War On Terror: In picking his terror czar for CIA chief, the president claimed John Brennan has "decimated" al-Qaida. In fact, Brennan´s terror-fighting record should disqualify him from the job. (Snip)It´s been months since al-Qaida pulled off its worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11, and yet the White House counterterrorism chief remains mum. He hasn´t said a word about it, in sharp contrast to his camera-mugging after the SEALs took out Osama bin Laden. Why? Because he dropped the ball in Libya. He underestimated al-Qaida´s strength in North Africa.

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Editorial goes on to say that suspicion is growing (Lindsay Graham has posited the theory) that Brennan scrubbed "al-Qaida" from Susan Rice´s talking points and may have orchestrated the Benghazi coverup.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 1/11/2013 10:01:28 AM     (No. 9110553)

Weak on jihad is exactly why he was chosen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: toddh, 1/11/2013 10:08:35 AM     (No. 9110575)

John Brennan is one of those "terrorism is a tactic" imbeciles.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/11/2013 10:30:33 AM     (No. 9110633)

True, his record is both weak and flowed, but then so too are the records of all Obama’s appointees and advisors, not to mention, of course, his own. This administration is an accretion of the most inane, incompetent and unqualified individuals in the history of the Republic. Honey Boo Boo would do a better job.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/11/2013 10:47:53 AM     (No. 9110665)

flawed

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/11/2013 11:00:21 AM     (No. 9110686)

Bad for the CIA.
Bad for the USA.
GREAT for Obama agenda.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: theodorea, 1/11/2013 11:13:50 AM     (No. 9110727)

This is the appeaser who observed back in 2010

"[C]haracterizing our adversaries this way [as jihadists]would actually be counterproductive. It would play into the false perception that they [the terrorists] are religious leaders defending a holy cause when in fact, they are nothing more than murderers, including the murder of thousands upon thousands of Muslims. ...

"Moreover, describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie propagated by al-Qaida and its affiliates to justify terrorism, that the United States is somehow at war against Islam. The reality, of course, is that we have never been and will never be at war with Islam. After all, Islam, like so many faiths, is part of America."

Just the ticket.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/11/2013 11:30:07 AM     (No. 9110760)

A read of the article confirms that his (and Obie´s) drone policy is off target:

Bin Laden may be dead, but his foot soldiers are on the march in North Africa. The State Department reports that al-Qaida now boasts at least a "thousand fighters" in the Islamic Maghreb, a region that includes Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Mali.

And despite ordering more than 30 drone strikes in Yemen this year alone, Brennan has still failed to take out arguably the most dangerous terrorist of all: al-Qaida bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asari. His survival proves you can´t win the war on terror from 30,000 feet.

Yet Brennan insists on relying on drone strikes.


There´s much more here than just what is given in the headline and intro.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/11/2013 6:01:50 PM     (No. 9111527)

I remember about a year ago he was testifying before the Senate and a female Senator was questioning him about a terror incident in Europe that had happened either the day before or a few days before, and he had no clue.
Do we want someone that clueless as head of the CIA. His appointment would not be on merit, but totally political. Can our country afford someone like that for four years?

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