Friday, March 8, 2013

Mr. Brennan’s Excuse

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From: barry levine
Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Subject: re: Mr. Brennan’s Excuse

To the Editor:
  If John O. Brennan still "...thinks there is some doubt still about
whether the Bush administration tortured prisoners, hid its actions
from Congress and misled everyone", then our Senate has failed in it's
duty. Whatever "advice and consent" means, it necessarily involves
consent. And consent is meaningless if it's not informed.  Since Mr.
Brennan disdained to answer the senate's questions as to what he did
for twenty-five years in the CIA (or even for the last five in the
White House), and claims not to "know what the facts are or what the
truth is" it is not possible for the Senate to give meaningful "advice
and consent". From that posture of ignorance (real or feigned) to
confirm him as Director of CIA is to fail at the senate's own job
description and is a betrayal of the public trust.
Barry Haskell Levine

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