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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.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

We really have influence? Maybe we can stop Gates.

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Submitted by amberglow on

they'll just put someone else in who believes the same shit--like with Geithner & Summers.

for Gates too.

this is all gonna be "stay the course"--on rights, torture, spying, military, economics, etc.

It's why there are no consumer people on his economic team but those responsible for the current situation entirely, and why hawks are gonna be running State and Defense no matter what--and also why Obama intervened to save Lieberman's chairmanship and rank.

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-- "A year ago, when Barack Obama said it was time to turn the page, his campaign declaration seemed to promise a fresh start for Washington. I, for one, failed to foresee Obama would turn the page backward. The president-elect's lineup for key governing positions has opted for continuity, not change. Virtually all of his leading appointments are restoring the Clinton presidency, only without Mr. Bill. In some important ways, Obama's selections seem designed to sustain the failing policies of George W. Bush. ..." -- The Nation -- Past and Future --