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John Brennan has removed himself from consideration for a position in the Obama administration.

via Glenn Greenwald:

Exceptional news: John Brennan won’t be CIA Director or DNI

via Atrios:

Behold The Power Of Glenn Greenwald

via the International Herald Tribune:

Brennan out of running for top intelligence post

…His [Brennan’s] potential appointment as CIA director has raised a firestorm in liberal blogs that associate him with the Bush administration’s interrogation, detention and rendition policies….

Excuse me if I’m not convinced of our power…

via Firedoglake:

Rachel Maddow and Jane Hamsher on Brennan and Gates

via Show Me Progress:

A Small Clique Of Legal Extremists…