Dear Senators Feinstein and Mikulski,
On January 7 President Obama nominated John Brennan to be the next Director of the CIA. We, the undersigned, oppose this nomination because John Brennan, in his role as Obama’s counterterrorism chief, has overseen the massive expansion of the lethal drone program that has led to the deaths of many innocent people and an explosion of anti-American sentiment across the Muslim world. We are also concerned about the very same issues that caused Brennan to withdraw his nomination in 2008, i.e. his close association with the practices of torture and extraordinary rendition under the Bush administration. You should only support candidates who have a proven commitment to the international rule of law, and who are committed to stopping the CIA involvement in extrajudicial killings and moving the organization back to its legally-mandated role of intelligence gathering.
CODEPINK: Women for Peace
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Please join us in signing our urgent petition. On January 7 President Obama officially nominated John Brennan to be the next Director of the CIA. Here at CODEPINK we are appalled that the...
Please join us in signing our urgent petition. On January 7 President Obama officially nominated John Brennan to be the next Director of the CIA. Here at CODEPINK we are appalled that the President would appoint the creator of the drone-based "Kill List" to lead the CIA . Brennan has been routinely denounced by human rights groups for his support of torture, extraordinary rendition and the expansion of the deadly US drone program under his watch. As senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) have the power to ask critical questions during Brennan's confirmation hearing and vote against him. Please sign the petition to urge them to say no to John Brennan as head of the CIA!