Along with Chuck Hagel, who hurt Lindsay Graham and John McCain’s fee-fees because he said something unsycophantic about Israel once, Obama is set to nominate John Brennan as the new director of the CIA:
[…], Brennan’s nomination will likely shine a spotlight on the administration’s controversial drone programme. Brennan was the first Obama administration official to publicly acknowledge the highly secretive targeted killing operations. Brennan has defended the legality of drone operations and has said they protect American lives and prevent potential terror attacks.
That’s the Guardian, but I don’t agree with that prediction. DC is going to be wrapped around the Hagel nomination axle for the next few weeks, and Brennan will sail through, especially because most Senators don’t have an issue with the drone program. After all the noise dies down, Hagel is going to be confirmed fairly easily, too.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 6, 2013