Washington, DC – John Brennan, the president’s nominee to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, faced questions today from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
32 year old Super Official News political correspondent Aaron Johnson summed up the questioning for us, stating, “Like most nominees, Brennan was repeatedly asked questions that would prompt answers for Democrat’s support and Republican’s displeasure. For instance, ‘Do you agree with water-boarding used by the CIA, Do you support the occupancy in Afghanistan, Is Nutella really better than peanut butter you pinko commie?'”
The administration’s policies over targeted killings of Americans overseas who are considered terrorists was a focus of the hearing. But Brennan also faced questions about the use of drones in Pakistan During the hearing, Brennan defended the administration’s policy on the use of armed drones:
“The president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence, will have the appropriate review process, approval process before any action is contemplated, including those actions that might involve the use of lethal force. Besides, the drones we use are way better than the ones George Lucas created for Star Wars, so get over it.”