January 8, 2013
PERHAPS THEY CAN SCREEN ZERO DARK THIRTY AT THE HEARING: Obama’s CIA nominee to face tough questions about ‘enhanced interrogation.’
And Glenn Greenwald’s not happy, but I notice that lefties don’t hang on his every word quite so much now that he’s criticizing Obama. “Although I actively opposed Brennan’s CIA nomination in 2008, I can’t quite muster the energy or commitment to do so now. Indeed, the very idea that someone should be disqualified from service in the Obama administration because of involvement in and support for extremist Bush terrorism polices seems quaint and obsolete, given the great continuity between Bush and Obama on these issues.”
Plus: “There’s one more point worth noting: the reason Obama needs a new CIA chief is because David Petraeus was forced to resign. Here we see the ethos and morality of imperial Washington: past support for torture and rendition does not disqualify one for a top national security position; only an extramarital affair can do that.”
How’s that hopey-changey stuff workin’ out for ya?