This Term’s Inauguration Day Order: Nominate Drone Assassination Czar CIA Director

Four years ago, the first act President Obama took after swearing to protect and defend the Constitution was to order the closure of Gitmo.

Rather than closing Gitmo, Obama’s Administration greatly expanded our prison in Bagram, and gutted habeas so as to keep a probably innocent man in Gitmo; that man has since died under suspicious circumstances.

Today, on this day celebrating the heroism of Martin Luther King Jr., Obama’s first act will be equally as symbolic as last term’s–though it will likely be a good deal more honest about the direction of his Administration.

Along with Jack Lew, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel to their new posts, Obama will formally nominate John Brennan, his Drone Assassination Czar, to lead the CIA.

Update: And he just signed it, just after swearing to protect the Constitution.

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emptywheel RT @davidcnswanson: At this point Abu Ghraib or Gitmo videos would make US look good, I mean compared to all the cop videos. Release them p…
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bmaz @JamesWolcott Mr. Wolcott - going to NY in December. Pondering going to Hamilton. Yea or nay?
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emptywheel @SpyTalker Has KSA yet beheaded anyone for support of ISIL? Or is that just not done?
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emptywheel @attackerman @20committee Of those, 4 had mishandled classified information. So there are alleged leakers, privileged insiders, & Clintons
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emptywheel @attackerman @20committee To be fair they are VERY selective abt how they raid. Several potential sources in Sterling trial never searched.
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JimWhiteGNV RT @KingstonAReif: Sen Kaine to Sen Corker on anytime/anywhere inspections in Iraq: We bought those inspections w/Gulf War I. Dont want war…
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emptywheel This sounds impressive (it is!!) but I still wonder whether every millennial just used opportunity to send "A Fax" https://t.co/8kcIshTJzA
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emptywheel @nickmanes1 I just don't do it. was looking to Sunday Brunch as a new opportunity but a truck! @p2wy
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