In 2007, when Bush was still President and waterboarding was okay, Brennan offered up his version of political fellatio on Bush:Here's an excerpt from Brennan's grad thesis:
In an interview on the CBS Early Show on Nov. 2, 2007, reporter Harry Smith asked Brennan,“The president has gone on record so many times saying the United States does not torture. If we acknowledge that this kind of activity goes on, you know, what does that mean, exactly, I guess?”
Brennan answered, “Well, the CIA has acknowledged that it has detained about 100 terrorists since 9/11, and about a third of them have been subjected to what the CIA refers to as enhanced interrogation tactics, and only a small proportion of those have in fact been subjected to the most serious types of enhanced procedures.”
Smith followed, “And you say some of this has born fruit.”
Brennan answered, “There has been a lot of information that has come out from these interrogation procedures that the agency has in fact used against the real hard-core terrorists. It has saved lives. And let’s not forget, these are hardened terrorists who have been responsible for 9/11, who have shown no remorse at all for the deaths of 3,000 innocents.”
Of course, that was when Bush was in charge. But when Obama took over? A new tune from Brennan: [Link has YouTube recent stint on Morning Joe where the cretinous Brennan abjures the effectiveness of what he thought was useful in 2007]
This is the critical point that disqualifies Brennan from heading up the CIA. The Director of the CIA is supposed to be the Dutch Uncle–he’s the guy (or gal) who tells the President uncomfortable truths without worrying about the political consequences. That is not Brennan. Brennan would be better off as a National Security Advisor. That position rewards someone willing to kiss the President’s ass. A CIA Director, at least in theory, is the person who should be willing to tell the President he is wrong if necessary. Brennan, the consummate ass kisser, is incapable of doing that.
If Brennan is named to head the CIA, his appointment will mark the nail in the coffin of the CIA. The CIA will now be fully a political organization incapable of telling the President the truth. Such a development augers ill for the future of the American Republic.
“Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship,” Brennan wrote. “Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.”
So Brennan is a Nazi as well as a suck-up. Himmler without a uniform. Far right to far left. Very flexible and as the YouTube from Morning Joe demonstrates: very stupid.