Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In Kandahar Province

U.S. Army Spc. fellow soldiers move into a village with a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, to enable Afghan border police and soldiers to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Your New CIA Director?

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It's looking like John Brennan is going to be your new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Notably, according to the following excerpt of his bio from Wikipedia, he supports (supported?) the use of torture by the CIA, something the Obama administration has been avidly against, condemning the Bush administration for supporting "enhanced interrogation techniques."

"...John Owen Brennan (born September 22, 1955) is chief counterterrorism advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama; officially his title is Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President His responsibilities include overseeing plans to protect the country from terrorism and respond to natural disasters, and he meets with the President daily. 
Previously, he advised Obama on foreign policy and intelligence issues during the 2008 presidential campaign and transition.[8] Brennan withdrew his name from consideration for Director of the CIA in the first Obama administration over concerns about his support for the use of torture by the CIA under President George W. Bush. Instead, Brennan was appointed Deputy National Security Advisor, a position which did not require Senate confirmation...Brennan's 25 years with the CIA included work as a Near East and South Asia analyst, as station chief in Saudi Arabia, and as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. 
After leaving government service in 2005, Brennan became CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a security consulting business, and served as chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, an association of intelligence professionals...President Obama nominated Brennan as his next director of the Central Intelligence Agency January 7, 2013. The ACLU called for the Senate to not proceed with the appointment until it confirms that "all of his conduct was within the law" at the CIA and White House.John Brennan was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 5, 2013 to succeed David Petraeus as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by a vote of 12 to 3..."  (source: Wikipedia)

Apparently being pro-torture is ok, unless, of course, you are part of the Bush Administration.

See More Brennan Bio HERE.

And here's a video tid-bit of the nation's future top spook:

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