Obama Picks A Lying, Torture-Endorsing Executioner As CIA Head
The Obama legacy is surmised exceptionally well in the appointment of John Brennan as CIA director today.
One of the main reasons Obama elected to use the recent campaign slogan ‘Forward’, was because in his opinion, too many people were looking “backward”, and drawing direct comparisons between Obama and Bush’s core policies.
In an excellent column on the Guardian website today, Glenn Greenwald notes that it is precisely these kind of “Look Forward, not Backward” decrees that have enabled Brennan, a man who expressly endorsed the Bush torture programs, as well as extraordinary rendition, to become Obama’s CIA Director with barely a whimper of opposition.
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