Brennan takes himself out of the running for spy posts
John Brennan, President-elect Barack Obama's top adviser on intelligence, has taken his name out of the running for any intelligence position in the new administration.
In a letter Tuesday, Brennan wrote letter to Obama that he did not want to be a distraction. His potential appointment has raised a firestorm in liberal blogs who associate him with the Bush administration's [lawless] interrogation [torture], detention and rendition policies.
So, if a firestorm works, can we haz a truth and reconciliation commission?
NOTE Oops, sorry for making the entire site look like a link there for a minute. And thanks to VastLeft for bringing it to my attention.
UPDATE BTD nails it:
In case people were wondering, THIS is why you do not wait to express your "concern" about issues and personnel.