I figured they’d be doing cartwheels.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it is “troubled” by CIA nominee John Brennan’s involvement with drone killings.
“In John Brennan we have an ‘architect’ of the secret, unaccountable and counterproductive campaign of targeted killings that may violate international laws of war and continues to generate hostility to our nation around the world,” CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a statement.
Nihad also expressed concerns about Brennan’s positions on torture and rendition. Critics have claimed that he didn’t strongly protest aggressive interrogation techniques during the Bush administration when he served as an intelligence official.
“In this nominee, we also have an individual who sought to provide legal justification for the rendition and torture of suspects in secret prisons,” Awad said.