Article Image
News Link • Military

Obama Adviser Discusses Using Military on Terrorists

• NY Times
John O. Brennan, the top counter-terrorism adviser to President Obama, on Friday defended a broad conception of where the United States can use military force against members of Al Qaeda and its allies.
Mr. Brennan also denounced a proposal in Congress to mandate military detention of terrorism suspects — even those captured on United States soil. His remarks were part of a speech on the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policy and the rule of law

3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anonymous
Entered on:

About government lies, move over Bakadude, I’m joining you. Those whose delusion that what are happening or what had happened like 911 and the killing of Osama bin Laden "are all government lies" are far too short by more than a mile from accomplishing this attempt to distort reality. I like your philosophical thinking: "Does the truth always end where those lies begin?" If the Government did some lying, so did the "truthers". By making their "theory" the "truth", is a despicable lie – really requires no brain to see how this emotional manipulation works.

And to think that the "truthers" can force their "truth" on us or in the mind of the American public that thinks otherwise is a wistful thinking.

Comment by Anonymous
Entered on:


Okay, Islamic terrorists didn't do 911 ... Osama bin Laden wasn't killed ... no dead body was dumped in the ocean, because to you and your likes these are all government lies. What then is the "truth"? Only that which you think it is? C’mon …

Other people do not think the way you do. What if other people think that the "truth" that you believe it is, is a lie? Must the truth always end where those lies begin?

Comment by James Eldridge
Entered on:

I read the full story from the N.Y. Times and of course they did not leave room for discussion afterwards. Cowards. Brennan speaks with a forked tongue.

“That does not mean we can use military force whenever we want, wherever we want. International legal principles, including respect for a state’s sovereignty and the laws of war, impose important constraints on our ability to act unilaterally — and on the way in which we can use force — in foreign territories.”

  "He also said it had never been the case that the legal interpretation that “came out of that lawyer group prevented us from doing what we wanted to do.” > Then why make that first statement if those in government are going to do what they want to do even against the rules of law?   "Mr. Brennan also rejected as “absurd” accusations by some critics that the Obama administration might be deliberately killing terrorism suspects instead of capturing them, sacrificing the ability to interrogate them in order to avoid the legal complications of detaining them. “I want to be very clear: whenever it is possible to capture a suspected terrorist, it is the unqualified preference of the administration to take custody of that individual so we can obtain information that is vital to the safety and security of the American people,” he said."

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network: