The following is an excellent article written by Jim Hightower on his website on August 12, 2014 which was published in The Progressive Populist in their September 1, 2014 issue on page three titled “Why Does John Brennan Still Have a Job?” and I quote:
“Why does John Brennan still have a job?”
A few months ago, Sen. Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on the intelligence committee she chairs, which is supposed to oversee the spook agency. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” sputtered CIA chief John Brennan. “I mean, that’s just beyond the scope of reason.” Yes it is chief, but – Holy 007 – it turns out to have been true!
So the guy who’s in charge of America’s deepest secrets had to trek up to Capitol Hill and apologize to Sen. Feinstein, admitting that he didn’t know what was going on in the spy agency that’s meant to spy on foreign terrorists, not US senate committees. Of course, Brennan might’ve known and was simply lying back in March when denying the CIA would do such a thing. After all, this is the same John Brennan who flagrantly lied in 2011, ridiculously claiming that dozens of US drone strikes had not caused “a single collateral death.” So who in the world would trust anything Brennan says?
Well, Barack Obama would. After the Feinstein fiasco, the President expressed full confidence in the Liar of Langley – the town outside of Washington where the CIA is headquartered. After all, said Obama, Brennan did man-up and apologize to the Chairlady. That’s sweet, but she’s hardly the only one offended by the CIA’s arrogant, autocratic overreach. How about us – the people who pay the tab for Brennan’s out-of-control operatives?
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said “heads should roll” at the CIA if it was true that agents spied on their own oversight committee. Now we know it is true – and head number one should be Brennan’s, for he’s fostered this dangerous, democracy-crushing culture of lawlessness at the agency. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado has had the integrity to call for Brennan to be fired. For information, go to Udall’s website, www.MarkUdall.senate.gov.
The C.I.A.’s Reckless Breach of Trust,” The New York Times, August 1, 2014.
Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will,” www.nytimes.com, May 29, 2012.
“New questions over CIA nominee Brennan’s denial of civilian drone deaths,” www.thebureauinvestigates.com, January 3, 2013.”
(AFTER READING THE ARTICLE, I BELIEVE JOHN BRENNAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED. AFTER READING THE BOOK “FOR THE PRESIDENT’S EYES ONLY: SECRET INTELLIGENCE AND THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY FROM WASHINGTON TO BUSH” BY CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, WHEN DIFFERENT PRESIDENTS WERE INTERVIEWED, THEY STATED THE SUCCESS OF THE CIA IN EVALUATING THE CIRCUMSTANCES WAS CRITICAL TO–IF THEY WERE GOING TO FIGHT A USELESS WAS. AND WHY AND WAS THE EVIDENCE THERE TO PROVE THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ENGINEERED A CONSPIRACY HAD TO BE STOPPED. PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH AND VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY FOUGHT A WAR IN IRAQ FOR ALMOST EIGHT YEARS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA FOUGHT IN IRAQ FOR AT LEAST HIS FIRST FOUR YEARS UNTIL WE FOUND OUT THAT OUR ENEMY WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIGHTING WAS ISIS. IN THE LAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS WE’VE HEARD ABOUT THEM, WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT BRANCH OF ARABS THEY REPRESENT AND IF THEY’RE EVEN A RELIGIOUS GROUP. MAYBE THEY ARE JUST SLICK-RUNNING CULTS. A WELL-RUN CIA SHOULD HAVE A NUMBER OF THEIR AGENTS COME UP WITH STORIES OF JUST WHAT IS TAKING PLACE BECAUSE IF IT IS JUST BAD POLITICS OR A CLASS WAR, MAYBE WE SHOULDN’T EVEN GET INVOLVED IN IT. HOPEFULLY, DO IT DEMOCRATICALLY, SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO GET INTO A CIVIL WAR, SUCH AS WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA. THIS IS WHY THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN A DEMOCRACY IS SO VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THEY REPRESENT 100 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST THE ELITIST 1 PERCENT WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY CREATE A CIVIL WAR.
LaVern Isely, Overtaxed Independent Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen and AARP Members