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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:03 PM

"CIA Choice Is Trusted Adviser on Terror" (John Brennan..a Questionable Choice)

CIA Choice Is Trusted Adviser on Terror



In announcing the appointment Monday, Mr. Obama turned to Mr. Brennan and spoke to him directly. "John, you've been one of my closest advisers," the president said. "You've been a great friend. I am deeply grateful for your extraordinary service."

Mr. Obama joked that Mr. Brennan was one of the hardest workers at the White House, recalling when Mr. Brennan did a news briefing from the president's Martha's Vineyard vacation spot while wearing a suit and tie. When a reporter asked then if he got any down time, he said "I don't do down time."

Similarly, Mr. Brennan came back to work a day after having knee-replacement surgery in August, his aides recalled.

In fact, he had endured a succession of knee injuries from years on the basketball court, another pastime that bonds him with the president. Still, Mr. Brennan's manner is so serious that colleagues were hard-pressed to produce a funny story about him at his retirement party from the CIA in 2005.

A graduate of Fordham University, he joined the CIA in 1980, responding to a newspaper ad. He served as an analyst and operator, including a stint as station chief in Saudi Arabia, then rose to top management jobs.

His time as deputy executive director of the agency, as the Bush administration's program for interrogating terror suspects was built, has drawn attacks from liberals who say he was part of the team that launched the program. His colleagues at the time presented a more mixed picture, saying the officers running the program wouldn't have reported to Mr. Brennan and that he had no authority over it. Others say he was in a position to raise objections if he had them, and they never heard him voice them.



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lib2DaBone Jan 2013 #5

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:06 PM

1. He's been in Obama's administration since the beginning, seeing him every day--

I don't see anyone in the Senate really voting against him, especially Democrats.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:11 PM

2. But, Obama passed him up after outcries of Bush Taint in his First Term....

So, now that memories are foggier...he now want's to make him CIA Head?

Kind of weird ....dontcha' think?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:22 PM

3. I don't know. I don't know what was wrong with just leaving the acting

CIA chief (Morell) in command.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:22 PM

4. Anyone remotely qualified

would be a questionable choice.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:22 PM

5. Wasn't Brennan a Torture and Rendition CZAR under G. W . BUSH?

 

So is this the 4th term of G.W. Bush or what?

Brennan has also stated that Drone Killings are only accurate 2% of the time... the remainder of the time they kill innocent women and children.

Yet we are buiding on this as our.....primary way of war?

Well, thank GOD Obama would never sign anything as horrendous as the NDAA. Oh wait.....

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