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January 09, 2009



"Controversial interrogation techniques" obscures the truth: torture. John Brennan's comments are antithetical to this nation as a signatory to the Geneva Conventions.

I would like to point to Glenn Greenwald's comment of 11/19/08:

"John Brennan, was an ardent supporter of torture and one of the most emphatic advocates of FISA expansions and telecom immunity."

Mr. Greenwald finds this News Hour interview with Mr. Brennan, on extraordinary rendition- kidnapping for the purpose of circumventing U.S. laws against torture:

"JOHN BRENNAN: Yes. The rendition is the practice or the process of rendering somebody from one place to another place. It is moving them and the U.S. Government will frequently facilitate that movement from one country to another. . . .

Also I think it's rather arrogant to think we're the only country that respects human rights. I think that we have a lot of assurances from these countries that we hand over terrorists to that they will, in fact, respect human rights.

And there are different ways to gain those assurances. But also let's say an individual goes to Egypt because they're an Egyptian citizen and the Egyptians then have a longer history in terms of dealing with them, and they have family members and others that they can bring in, in fact, to be part of the whole interrogation process."

It is not a matter of "controversial" but a matter of fact that Mr. Brennan stands against our nation's laws on torture, on illegal domestic wiretapping, and on kidnapping of foreign nationals for the purpose of utilizing torture to extract information.

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