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    Brennan Hearing Revealed Little on Drones

    CIA director nominee John Brennan meets with Senator Dianne Feinstein D-CA and Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brennan meeting with Sen. Feinstein on Jan. 31. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

    One day after John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA, was grilled by a Senate committee, Washington is complaining about the lack of information he provided on drones, torture, and the war on terror. Brennan said drones were used only “to save lives and when there is no other choice,” but little else. In response to questions about the harsh interrogation techniques used at secret CIA prisons after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he claimed he had expressed objections about waterboarding to “agency colleagues,” but “did not take steps to stop the CIA’s use of those techniques. I was not in the chain of command of that program.”

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