Obama to Name John Brennan as CIA Director


Obama's chief counterterrorism advisor John Brennan, seen here taking questions after the Bin Laden raid, will be named as director of the CIA, NBC News reports:

Brennan worked at the CIA for 25 years, including a stint as station chief in Saudi Arabia. He also served as chief of staff to then CIA Director George Tenet from 1999 to 2001, when he was named the agency's deputy executive director.

Obama was expected to make the announcement on Monday.

As Brennan has been involved in major national security issues since 9/11, he should be able "to hit the ground running" at the CIA, one official told NBC News.

If confirmed, Brennan will succeed retired general David Petraeus, who resigned amid a scandal over an extramarital affair with his biographer.


  1. ratbastard says

    This government has been by any measure the most secretive and punitive of so-called whistle-blowers and leakers of any modern American federal government. Not only that, but this government has carried over GW’s policies that ‘progressives’ screamed endlessly about and in most cases extended them. This of course includes our wars, so-called torture, infringement on citizen’s civil rights, continuing to enable and subsidize too big to fail corporations [from bailouts to tax credits], not criminally prosecuting white collar crime [even the Bush administration had more criminal white collar prosecutions], the whole nine yards.

    This man Obama is nice to gays. He says nice things. He got rid of don’t ask, don’t tell. He says he’s for gay marriage [in the pat, he said MANY times he wasn’t], he appears in ‘it gets better’ videos. This is all nice, I congratulate him. But in most other areas [NON-GAY issues], the man is a phony and a fraud by ANY MEASURE. But of course the American [and foreign] ‘progressives / leftist will continue to give him a big, fat pass because he says a lot of nice things and well, he’s you know what.

    *rant off*

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