Skip to comments.Brennanís Evasions [Perjury?]
Posted on 02/11/2013 7:56:31 AM PST by Perdogg
John Brennan is no Chuck Hagel. That much was clear from the confirmation hearings on Brennans nomination to head the CIA. Unlike Hagel, who stumbled and mumbled through his performance, Brennan demonstrated a deep knowledge of his brief and answered (or gamely parried) tough questions with great self-assurance and forcefulness.
But several of Brennans answers before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence were problematic. Indeed, his three and a half hours of testimony raised important questions on two issues central to his nomination: the politicization of intelligence and the Obama administrations approach to fighting radical Islam. Brennan will face additional questions in both areas at a closed hearing on his nomination on February 12. He should.
During the hearing last week, several senators asked Brennan about the enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) used by the CIA during the Bush administration. In a 2007 interview, Brennan offered a broad defense of the program. There [has] been a lot of information that has come out from these interrogation procedures that the agency has in fact used against the real hardcore terrorists, Brennan said. It has saved lives, he continued. And lets not forget, these are hardened terrorists who have been responsible for 9/11, who have shown no remorse at all for the deaths of 3,000 innocents.
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Haven't posted or even lurked much lately. I usually visit threads which do not require much thought on my part. My 83 year old mother-in-law already suffering from Alzheimer's had a mini-stroke in January. I spend the majority of my day living in her world and am totally exhausted by the end of the day.
Were it not for your pings, I would have no knowledge of what has (not) happened in this mess. Thanks again!
Brennan puts more faith in the biased conclusions of a Congressional committee than he does his 30 years of CIA experience? I doubt it. Torture works and Brennan knows it firsthand.