Saturday, November 29, 2008

Brennan Withdraws Name from Consideration for CIA Director Job

By Ben Trott

There has been justifiable disappointment on the left with Summers’ and Volker’s nominations, as well as the expected announcement early next week of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The LA Times, however, reported a couple of days back that for the first time, ‘the incoming administration appeared to [have] bowed to outside pressure on a high-level appointment.’

After a series of criticisms, including an
open letter from almost 200 psychologists, John Brennan – who had previously served as Director of the National Counterterrorism Centre – withdrew his name from consideration for the job of CIA Director.

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