Obama loves incompetence.
(CNSNews.com) – John Brennan, nominated on Monday to serve as President Barack Obama’s next Central Intelligence Agency director, served in high-level positions at the agency at a time when the CIA’s intelligence failures were blamed in part for the Sept. 11 terror attacks and for the belief that Saddam Hussein’s regime possessed weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the Iraq war.
Brennan took himself out of the running for CIA director four years ago after liberals criticized him for his advocacy of Bush-era anti-terror policies. Brennan reportedly opposed waterboarding, but he has spoken generally, in past interviews, about the effectiveness of enhanced interrogation and rendition.
In lieu of the CIA job, Obama named Brennan to the post of White House counterterrorism and homeland security adviser. It was in that role in January 2010 that Brennan publicly declared, “I told the president today I let him down,” after the attempted terror attack by the so-called underwear bomber on Christmas Day 2009.