Senate takes White House to task on Brennan

Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is taking the White House to task for a lack of disclosure on the critical issue of “targeted killings.”

The question of increased use of armed drones is associated with the Committee’s general concern, and Senators of both parties are unwilling to move forward without more information from the Obama administration.

This constitutional issue is one that Obama’s nominee for CIA Director would likely have to engage at some point if he is confirmed.

In this rare bipartisan sentiment, the committee postponed the vote on Brennan, giving the White House more time to respond to their request for Justice Department memos written on the issue.

Reuter’s reports that both Democrat and Republican members are at odds “over the White House unwillingness to disclose some highly classified legal documents related to ‘targeted killings,’ including the use of lethal drone strikes against suspected militants.”

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), said late on Wednesday he was still not satisfied with what the White House had provided…

“Americans have a right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them, and that’s what getting these documents is about.  I’ve made it very clear to the White House that we need those legal analyses before we vote.”

Senator John McCain is also calling for holding up the Brennan vote until there is more disclosure on the Benghazi massacre.

Brennan and the White House are exhibiting a lack of disclosure about the Benghazi massacre, the issue of harsh interrogation techniques, and the targeted killings on U.S. soil.

John Brennan is recognized as “the architect of the U.S. drone program for attacks overseas.”

 Brennan is simply the wrong choice to head the CIA!

Author and Columnist Andrew McCarthy said it succinctly…

“A country that was serious about its national security would never put John Brennan in charge of its premier intelligence service. Mr. Brennan…is the incarnation of willful blindness. His tenure as Obama’s top national security advisor has been about helping our enemies throw sand in our eyes and thus enabling the sabotage.”

Barry Rubin, the Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal wrote…

“[John] Brennan’s only life accomplishment has been to propose backing radical Islamists. As a reward, he isn’t just being made head of intelligence for the Middle East but for the whole world!

With Brennan running the CIA, though, do you think there will be critical intelligence evaluations of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizballah, or even Hamas? Is the CIA going to warn U.S. leaders about the repression against women, Christians, and moderates? Will there be warnings that Islamists are taking over Syria or reports on Islamist involvement in killing Americans in Benghazi? Can we have confidence about U.S. policy toward Iran?”

The Senate is scheduled to vote on John Brennan’s confirmation on Tuesday. There is blood in the water – and now is the time to take action!  

 I am asking you to join me in this opportunity to do our best to derail another Obama sycophant who favors appeasement, unilateral disarmament, and a badly misguided Middle East foreign policy.

With the vote scheduled for Tuesday, we have been given a few more days to tell your two Senators – and many other members of the Senate – to oppose the Brennan nomination.

Please click here now to utilize Liberty Counsel’s powerful Fax Barrage system to tell the Senate to REJECT JOHN BRENNAN as CIA Director!

Please take action today. Time is limited!

SECOND, please call your senators’ offices today and tell them that you believe that John Brennan is the wrong man to be heading up the CIA in these highly challenging times.

Even if you have already sent faxes to stop the Hagel and Brennan confirmations, please consider sending another flight to oppose President Obama’s nomination of John Brennan to lead the policies and operations of the world’s premier intelligence agency.

He is simply the wrong choice!

Thank you for taking immediate action on this critical issue!    

God bless you,
Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

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