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Life and death

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Peninsula readers' letters: February 9

From Daily News Group readers

Posted:   02/08/2013 05:50:39 PM PST

February 9, 2013 4:58 AM GMTUpdated:   02/08/2013 08:58:23 PM PST

Life and death

Dear Editor: During his confirmation hearing Thursday, President Barack Obama's nominee to run the CIA, John Brennan, forcefully defended the president's counterterrorism policies, including the increased use of armed drones and the targeted killings of American citizens. He also refused to say that waterboarding was a form of torture, and he admitted that he did not try to stop waterboarding while he was a top CIA official under President George W. Bush. Four years ago, Brennan was a rumored pick for the CIA job when Obama was first elected, but he was forced to withdraw from consideration amid protests over his public support for the CIA's policies of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques."

This guy has been at the center of a secret process where the White House is deciding who lives and who dies around the world every day, and yet the conversation that took place was as though they were, you know, sort of talking about whether or not they're going to add a wing onto a school in Idaho or something.

Ted Rudow III,

Palo Alto

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