In a recent post I quoted Glen Greenwald:
Appointing John Brennan to a position of high authority would be to affirm and embrace, not repudiate, the darkest aspects of the last eight years.
In a letter Tuesday, Brennan wrote letter to Obama that he did not want to be a distraction. His potential appointment has raised a firestorm in liberal blogs who associate him with the Bush administration’s interrogation, detention and rendition policies.
Jane Hamsher appeared on the Rachel Maddows show last night (about the only liberal political show there is on traditional media). Hamsher runs the blog Firedoglake and discusses Brennan withdrawing.
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