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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Brennan confirmation hearing won't include terrorism

The Democrats want to ask him about torture, and the Republicans want to ask him about classified information leaks and Benghazigate. But no one, it seems, plans to ask John al-Quds Brennan about his views on Islamic terrorism (and his work in removing that term from just about every US government publication), his views about jihad as a 'legitimate tenet of Islam,' his views on the 'evolution' of Hezbullah, why the CIA didn't catch the underwear bomber before he boarded that plane, or why he let a senior Hamas member tour CIA headquarters.

This is from the first link.
Some Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, including Mark Udall of Colorado and Ron Wyden of Oregon, were miffed that John Brennan had not read the 300-page executive summary of a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation program before meeting with them recently.

"Not only was he not prepared to discuss the important findings, but he hadn't reviewed the report at all," Udall said in a statement last week, adding that he was "deeply disappointed." The senator said he wanted Brennan to arrive Thursday prepared to answer questions about the report. Brennan will, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Monday.

Republicans plan to grill Brennan about leaks of classified information and the administration's characterization of the intelligence surrounding September's attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.

"There's no indication of any trouble" for Brennan's confirmation, Vietor said.
What could go wrong?

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