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Brennanís Evasions [Perjury?]
Weekly Standard ^ | Stephen F. Hayes

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 Brennan’s 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 Brennan’s 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 administration’s 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 let’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bleedingheartattack; brennanhearing; eits; johnbrennan; libya; tunisia

1 posted on 02/11/2013 7:56:41 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: MestaMachine

ping


2 posted on 02/11/2013 7:57:44 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Back to brennan...

Feel like a yoyo yet?

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 8:07:07 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine
Appreciate your pings.

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!

4 posted on 02/11/2013 9:58:03 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Perdogg
[When Brennan was asked for his thoughts on the 350-page executive summary—-again, prepared only by Democrats-—he testified that it had changed his mind. “I must tell you, senator, that reading this report from the committee raises serious questions about the information that I was given at the time and the impression I had at that time. Now I have to determine what, based on that information as well as what CIA says, what the truth is.”]

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.

5 posted on 02/11/2013 10:38:02 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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