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Via Drudge: Mastermind of Secret Drone War Nominated for CIA Head

By Jon Swaine | The Telegraph

John Brennan, Mr Obama's counter-terrorism adviser, was nominated as the intelligence agency's next director two months after David Petraeus resigned over an extramarital affair with his biographer.

He has played a key role in expanding a programme of air strikes by unmanned drones on suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, which has killed more than 2,000 people.

Accepting the nomination in a speech at the White House, Mr Brennan, 57, said: "I will make it my mission to ensure the CIA has the tools it needs to keep our country safe."

He paid tribute to CIA successes that would never be known outside the "hallowed halls of Langley and the White House". Many human rights campaigners say that the drone campaign is illegal.

Mr Obama said Mr Brennan would "remain relentless" in pursuing al-Qaeda.

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Many citizens think it is no

Many citizens think it is no big deal killing innocent men,women and children with drone strikes as long as they aren't directed at us.One day it just may happen.

Bob Marshall

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H.W.

would be proud - someone's there to continue his legacy.

Brennan is a liar.

He will do everything he needs to do to keep himself safe.

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