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Breaking News: Senate Intelligence Committee Confirms John Brennan to Head CIA

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to approve John Brennan, President Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The full Senate will still need to vote to confirm him for the post.

Senators from both parties had held up the nomination of Brennan, a longtime former CIA official, so they could get more information about the administration’s use of lethal drone attacks on suspected terrorists, including American citizens.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat and the panel’s chairwoman, said she scheduled the vote on Brennan after the White House agreed to supply the committee with classified Justice Department memos outlining the legal rationale for the drone strikes.

Senators said they could not exercise proper oversight without the documents. Brennan told the committee last month during his confirmation hearing that he would share more information with the panel if he was confirmed.

Other senators, such as Republicans John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, wanted more information about the administration’s actions following the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Read more at USA Today

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  • argrendel

    They can all drop dead ; is that intolerant enough for ya ?

  • Mario

    Buy a good rifle, sight it in, shoot drones down…

    • StopitnowUS

      Good luck. They can fly at 25,000 feet. Would need to be a damn good shot to even hit one at 1,000 feet.

      • refueler doesn’t live at 25,000 feet… just sayin’

      • Whackajig

        If perhaps, the drones were destroyed on the ground, they would not fly at any altitude.

  • There is no seperation of parties anymore. The Republican and Democrat Parties have merged to one Socialist Party. Treason and tyranny are running amuck on Capitol Hill.

    • Phil

      Sounds just like the “We have to pass the bill so we can see what’s in it”. What bullshit

  • HappyG

    Please get your headlines right…this was at best misinformed.

  • SNAKEDOCTOR

    This is a slap in the face for Patriots. Brennan, I heard convertred to Islam. If anyone can prove this, please post it.

    • O’booger is islam’s golden boy, so we’ve gotta expect the crap to gather around him like stink on hog.

      • I have heard it said many times that President Obama is a Muslim but NO ONE has yet to give any proof of that. There is proof that he has been a practicing Christian for more than 20 years but you all don’t care to believe the truth.

        • K

          John Phillips – go back to obama and bend over and kneel down before him like the serf “you” are and stop wasting the Patriot Americans of this sites time.

          I’ve given you indisputable proof before, coming directly from the liar-in-puppet disgracing the American peoples White House and here you are “again” with your pathetic rhetoric attempts to convince people here that obama is not a Muslim but rather, a Christian.

          Pathetic!
          So, here is just one “indisputable” video proving obama is a Muslim, “again”.

          A Muslim In The White House
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tKMiRxnRN4

          • Alex M

            Can’t see anything resembling a ‘proof’, though I see lots of low-grade propaganda.

          • Real American

            Alex burnout, what you see but fail to recognize is a person who is an ” U N P A T RI O T I C ” read i again if you don’t comprehend!!odumbo is unamerican !!!

          • Alex M

            I’m tired today, it’s true, as I’ve been out walking for miles, but I’m not yet burned out. However, if you can direct me to exactly where in this video lies the “indisputable” proof that President Obama is a Muslim, I’d be grateful. If it’s indisputable, it should be instantly recognizable.

          • There is NOTHING here that offers “indisputable” proof that President Obama is a Muslim. It is indisputable that President Obama has been a practicing Christian for over 20 years. There is also video evidence of President Obama eating pork which is a huge no no for a Muslim. I understand and can respect someone who may have a different view than mine. I have little respect for deliberate liars. Those who hate their country’s people and it’s leader are not patriots.

          • You blast us for not having indisputable proof, then turn around and say he’s an indisputable practicing Christian?? Then you have NO idea what a real Christian is. What church does he attend, and what denomination? Abortion is a sin, but Obama supports it 100%, and wants contraception free, paid by taxpayers. But Obama gives little to no support to teen abstinence programs. (You know, the whole Christians waiting for marriage to have sex thing) He took a verse way out of concept to make a disrespectful joke. He specifically stated America is no longer a Christian nation. What are we supposed to think when Obama’s foreign policy caters to Islamic leaders, but totally disrespects Israel?

    • sewnsew70

      Rot and Rubbish! You say, “I heard….” Well, if you travel in the same wingnut circles that infest much of this forum, you can HEAR just about any kind of asinine ASSertion about just about anyone some deranged wingnut wacko does not like. Just because you HEARD something does not even come close to confirming it. And asking for guidance in the matter from most of the disordered throwbacks on this forum will not get you informed any better than you are now, which is to say not at all.

  • Did they at least find out if he’s a converted Muslim or not first and what he knows about Benghazi? Probably not. Not important for someone who’s going to head our spy agency. Hey, John, you send any freakin’ drones over my property, expect not to get them back. If they’re not low enough for my shotgun to get them, my rifle will.

    • What the People need is about a million dozers… DC ain’t all that far from the Atlantic.

      • It’s not even a state anyway – We neither need nor want it and its’ career politicians.

      • Whackajig

        Only a fool would wish to destroy the infrastructure as opposed to purging the town of traitors. Destruction of “things” is what the blacks do anytime they feel slighted.

    • sewnsew70

      They did not confirm the wingnut rumor that he is a Muslim, because there was absolutely no reason to look into that loony ASSertion.

  • Dan

    What we have in Washington is the biggest bunch of spineless cowards this nation has ever seen.

  • Red horse

    God help us this guy is a first class sycoooo !

  • J Dubya

    And once again, the republicans will offer NO resistance! Obama gets what he wants because NO ONE in D.C. has the guts to stand up to him!

    • President Obama gets what he wants because We The People elected him President. Presidents have always picked their cabinet. Congress more or less “rubber stamps” his choice.

      • J Dubya

        Seems the “rubber stamps” only come out when the president has a “D” after his name. When there’s an “R”, the rubber stamps get put away and the “stone walls” come out. And then there’s the one-party American news media that acts as watch dog with an “R” prez and a lap dog with a “D”.

        It doesn’t really matter, it’s too late to fix or stop any of it and there’s really very little difference between the parties anyway. We’re headed for one hell of a reckoning either way and it’s going to be ugly.

        Enjoy the calm while it lasts, there are people in control at the highest levels of government right now pushing our country toward civil war and it’s immaterial which party they’re from, the end result will be the same.

  • nomidazolam

    I like the part about how we must confirm him first and THEN we get to see what all he’s been up to! Sounds kinda like the health care law…

  • did you expect any thing else from these unamerican treasonous traitors in the devils/ovomits adminstration.all 535 politicans are all treasonous unamerican traitors

    • Whackajig

      Wrong, guys like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul true patriots and really want what is best for the people.

  • Mario

    Good point… It’s all so crazy.
    I spent 20 years defending the very things that are being taken from us… Sad…

  • Brennan has always been a hack. He made “rank” on other peoples backs and on their work. When that did not work he brown nosed. Fortunately the CIA knows how to handle fools like this. They stick him in a office with a TV, a cute assistant and a large supply of coffee. Then they go about their work. The section or desk chiefs will run the agency. They did with Panetta and they will have to make do again.

  • dianna

    Beside Obama being re-elected – if this man is appointed – IT IS A TOTAL DISGRACE TO AMERICANS!

  • Junk Bin

    So,n we will have someone who is dedicated to the destruction of the united states constitution by religious faith take an oath to defend it. Sounds like perjury. Hang him on the spot and than collect everyone who voted for him and put them in front of a wall and fire. I am so sick of this crap.

  • Junk Bin

    Death to all who seek the destruction of the Constitution and the United States of America.

    • Extreme conservatives want to destroy the Constitution and the United States of America.

      • Whackajig

        LIAR

    • Whackajig

      Who will be the one who executes those people? Will you shoot them, or just shoot off your mouth? I think most politicians deserve the sentence of death but all I hear is talk and I see no action. Who will lead us?

  • marineh2ominer

    Can any body disagree that our greatest enemy today , other than the progressives , is the Nation of Islam ? In that case why are we allowing a man who actually converted TO this evil religion to be the head if the CIA , our largest foreign intelligence agency ? How did ” We the People ” put so many fools and communists in the leadership of our nation ?

    • Our greatest enemy today are extreme conservatives.

      • Real American

        our greatest concern to day are muzzie terrorists, who will kill you in a heartbeat,because u r an infidel to them nothing more than one dirty stupid infidel & after they cut your head of,they wil hold it up,look at you and say, this philips idiot was one stupid mutha fker plus one SOB………..

  • Zepp

    Maybe this is why airliners are already spotting drones

  • Put the CIA in the garbage can, along with all the other unnecessary agencies. Big Budget Savings!

  • It’s turd-blossom season in DC…. wait… IT’S ALWAYS TURD-BLOSSOM SEASON IN DC!!!

  • Yeah right. They are going to allow Obama to get away with murder. He killed Stevens and his colleagues. It is not hard to figure out but the so called brains in our government see to be having trouble putting 2 and 2 together.

    • Did President Obama kill Stevens with an AK47 or an AR15?

      • Real American

        philips you burnout, you’re more stupid than I gave you credit for…………you know , traitor in the white house who got you sucka’d

  • Chief47

    Guess this shows the American people how much “intelligence” the Senate Intelligence Committee is really lacking. Can’t wait until the next election so that we can throw all of these incumbents out on the curb where they belong.

    • sewnsew70

      Yeah? And that is what you ultraconservative wingnuts said you would be doing in the last election and look how far you got with that.

  • Jim28thReg

    Now all the people of the world know we have NO REPUBLICAN PARTY ALL BUT A HAND FULL OF CONGRESS HAS BEEN PURCHASED. Rise up people get off your butt. Join you local Malitia your government has been giving your country away for years. Go check how many parks no supposedly belong to a UN organization – how many foreign troops are currently deployed in our country – if we shoot them is it legal since they are illegal – in uniform – and what about the Mexicans being recruited for Monkey Mans’ personal army?

    Now you know where all that fire power is headed. WAKE THE HELL UP !!!

    • sewnsew70

      And after you have gone and checked out all that wing-nut conspiratorial rubbish, go check the official registry of semi-literate, ignorant ranting nutjobs and you will find Jim28thReg’s name at the top of the list, and he will be accompanied by several other of the crackpot deluded pseudo-patriots posting here.

  • Lloyd

    Puts one in mind of a hostile take over of the “family” in Chicago.New Godfather replaces everyone from the old administration with those who align with his ideas, or a lot of yes men that look only to keep the new “boss” happy. Appointments of people who have shady or questionable history, who can be manipulated. At least until one of the appointees sees an opportunity to get rid of him so that they can take over. Complete with paranoia and temper tantrums, and even dictatorial “executive orders”.
    Lloyd

  • “Senate” and “intelligence” in the same sentence is a contradiction in terms. An oxymoron for the just plain “morons”. I have no respect for them…they are not earning it.

  • marineh2ominer

    Obviously , the Senate intelligence commitee has absolutely NO intelligence . No surprise there .

  • conservative

    Senate and intelligence in same phrase – oxymoron. Mostly moron.