Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Master of Assassins

This is mostly a gloss on Charles P. Pierce's commentary on the confirmation hearings of John Brennan for Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, which is starkly horrifying.
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, a persistent critic of the administration's drone program, asked Brennan point-blank whether the president could order a drone strike on an American citizen inside the United States and Brennan didn't — or couldn't — give him an answer.
Read the whole thing.

"He also couldn't answer straight out whether waterboarding is torture."

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