President Obama's determination to keep his Middle East outreach agenda alive, no matter how at odds with reality, continues. Yesterday, John Brennan, Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, was nominated to head the CIA, replacing scandal-scarred David Petraeus. "John knows what our national security demands," Obama announced.
"John has an invaluable perspective on the forces, the history, the culture, the politics, economics, the desire for human dignity driving so much of the changes in today's world…He knows the risks that our intelligence professionals face every day."
At best, the 25-year CIA veteran's record is a mixed bag. At worst, he becomes another link in the administration's efforts to normalize relations with Islamic terrorists.