Tuesday, February 9, 2010

John Brennan, renowned terrorist sympathizer and brazen liar

In August of 2009, White House counter terrorism adviser John Brennan offered the following words of praise for Hezbollah:

"Hezbollah started out as purely a terrorist organization back in the early ’80s and has evolved significantly over time. And now it has members of parliament, in the cabinet; there are lawyers, doctors, others who are part of the Hezbollah organization."

In an op-ed piece in today's USA Today, entitled, 'We need no lectures', the amicable terrorist sympathizer defended the White House' decision to treat Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas day bomber, as a civilian criminal.

Echoing comments he made on "Meet The Press" this past Sunday, Brennan asserted as follows:

"Senior counter terrorism officials from the White House, the intelligence community and the military were all actively discussing [Abdalmutallab's] case before he was Mirandized and supported the decision to charge him in criminal court."

As I've noted previously, three intelligence chiefs testified at a recent Senate Judiciary that they were not consulted about the decision to mirandize Abdalmutallab.

Brennan's brazenness, and his ability to repeatedly lie, over and over again, without the slightest trace of shame, is simply mind-boggling.

In his op-ed today, Brennan went on to say that mirandizing terrorists was consistent with "a long-standing FBI policy that was reaffirmed under Michael Mukasey, President Bush's attorney general."

Brennan stated essentially the same thing on Meet The Press last week:

"The FBI's guidelines that they use, the FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, was the implementation of the attorney general guidelines that were finalized by Attorney General Mukasey in the last administration in December of 2008. That is when those guidelines were put in place. So the procedures and the protocols were exactly consistent with what we've done before."

I skimmed through the aforementioned FBI guidelines briefly[http://www.justice.gov/ag/readingroom/guidelines.pdf], but I couldn't find any reference to these so-called 'procedures', 'protocols' and mirandizing of terrorists.

Apparently, Michael Mukasey couldn't find any such reference in his guidelines either.

From the Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Brennan defended the decision that allowed Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to lawyer up by invoking—you guessed it—the Bush administration. Mr. Brennan claimed the process for reading Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights was "the same process that we have used for every other terrorist who has been captured on our soil." The FBI, he asserted, was simply following guidelines put in place by Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

Mr. Mukasey begs to differ. "First, the guidelines Mr. Brennan refers to involve intelligence gathering," he told me. "They do not deal with whether someone in custody is to be treated as a criminal defendant or as an intelligence asset."

"Second, as for gathering intelligence, it begs the whole question about whether he [Abdulmutallab] should have been designated a criminal suspect. And there is nothing—zero, zilch, nada—in those guidelines that makes that choice. It is a decision that ought to be made at the highest level, and the heads of our security agencies have testified that it was made without consulting them."
It's a shame John Brennan is using the mainstream media to propagate his lies. Unfortunately, the media is in the tank for Obama, and it will never call out Brennan on his blatant lies and distortions. It would behoove congress to call upon Mr. Brennan to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee - in front of the intelligence chiefs whose testimony he is contradicting. Let's see what kind of brazenness, audaciousness and wiliness he's able to muster up when testifying under oath.

Other News: ABC news is reporting that the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies. Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, but nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines. Incredible.