ACLU: Senators Should Use Brennan Hearing To Probe Targeted Killings

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee should use Thursday’s confirmation hearing of John Brennan to be director of the CIA as a means to get more detailed information on the Obama administration’s policies of targeted killings of suspected terrorists, a leading civil liberties group urges. These issues, raised anew by the leak of a government white paper, are on top of the longstanding concerns about what role Brennan may have played in torture, extraordinary rendition, and secret prisons during his tenure at the CIA, according to a top official at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The issue has become explosive on the eve of Brennan’s hearing with the leak of a White House paper on its policies to allow … Continue reading