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"I'm Not a Lawyer": Brennan's Confirmation Obfuscations

barry1817 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:20 AM
so some one tell me how waterboarding is bad, but killing a person is fine. And these are the people that tell us that we must follow the law and be transparent. So obozo, and his court jesters are just being funny when they shred the constitution and the lame stream media is silent. We know if this was Bush, we would hear no end of this affront to our legal system.
Becca in TX Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:02 PM
Barry-I'm okay with killing known terrorists, but he's targeting American citizens. He wanted to confer Constitution rights on non-citizens, but he seems to have no qualms about the civil rights of citizens.
President Obama's nominee for CIA Director John Brennan arrived on Capitol Hill prepared to expertly parry questions from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, calmly affirming that he believes in President Obama's counterterrorism policy and, when pressed, simply did not answer some of the tough questions.

It's understandable that Brennan would punt in the face of the Intelligence Committee. Public hearings have to skirt around confidential information and, more than once, questions centered on a 6000-page report on the utility of enhanced interrogation techniques that has not been made public. Repeatedly, however, Brennan leaned on excuses and equivocations to dodge...