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John Brennan: Not A Serious Policymaker
Redstate ^ | 2-10-10 | streiff

Posted on 02/10/2010 6:20:33 AM PST by radioone

Yesterday Haystack took issue with deputy national security advisor John Brennan and his rather silly assertion that criticism of Obama’s policy of allowing the United States to be used as a piñata by terrorists forwards the goals of al Qaeda.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; johnbrennan; obama

1 posted on 02/10/2010 6:20:33 AM PST by radioone
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To: radioone

John Brennan got his job despite (or because of) his security firm breaching candidates passport files during the election. The media assumed that Clinton or McCain had something to do with it and promptly dropped it when Obozo hired Brennan.

2 posted on 02/10/2010 6:25:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Podesta had pegged Brennan for Panetta’s position ...

Obama Is Reported Set to Revise Counterterrorism Efforts
New York Times, The (NY) - Thursday, January 8, 2009

Abstract: Pres-elect Obama reportedly is preparing to scrap Bush administration’s approach to overseeing domestic security and name former CIA official John O Brennan to coordinate counterterrorism; plan would eliminate independent homeland security adviser’s office and assign those duties to National Security Council;

Obama Taps CIA Veteran As Adviser On Terror - Brennan Has Drawn Fire on Interrogations
Washington Post, The (DC) - Friday, January 9, 2009
Author: R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post Staff Writer
Barack Obama has picked John O. Brennan as his top adviser on counterterrorism, a role that will give the CIA veteran a powerful voice on the government’s use of security contractors and on other sensitive issues in which he recently has played a private-sector role.

By appointing Brennan to a senior White House position not subject to Senate approval, Obama is also making him an influential adviser on the Middle East and on Iran, a topic on which Brennan has called for a sharp break with past U.S. policy.

The president-elect’s decision comes only six weeks after Brennan was forced to pull out of contention for the directorship of the CIA because of fears that his statements supporting some controversial interrogation techniques would have complicated his confirmation.

The firm Brennan heads, the Analysis Corp., and its corporate parent have earned millions of dollars over the past decade assisting several federal agencies and private firms on counterterrorism. Those oil and telecommunications firms have worked in countries beset by violence, including Mozambique, Liberia, Colombia and Pakistan — all of which have been topics of intense policy debate in Washington.

National Security
Sustainable Security 101

The Center continued its work on “sustainable security” by publishing an introduction to the subject after Senior Counterterrorism Advisor John O. Brennan said that the United States must redefine its strategy to include all facets of national power.

CAP’s CEO and President John D. Podesta accompanied former President Bill Clinton to North Korea on a mission to secure the freedom of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. And Colin Thomas-Jensen offered an analysis on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo in an Ask the Expert video.

Security Breach May Lead To Obama Natural Born Status

Key witness in (presidential) passport fraud case fatally shot [old article]
Washington Times ^ | 4/18/2008 |

3 posted on 02/10/2010 6:32:13 AM PST by maggief
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