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Posted by citizen_jane in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Mar 08th 2008, 07:01 PM
Former CIA official John Brennan.....

an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign!

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Intel Adviser Breaks with Obama over FISA, Telecoms

March 07, 2008 12:22 PM

Justin Rood Reports:

In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign broke with his candidate’s position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies being sued for cooperating with a dubious U.S. government domestic surveillance program.

"I do believe strongly that should be granted that immunity," former CIA official John Brennan told National Journal reporter Shane Harris in the interview. "They were told to by the appropriate authorities that were operating in a legal context."

"I know people are concerned about that, but I do believe that's the right thing to do," added Brennan, who is an intelligence and foreign policy adviser to Obama.

That wasn't just a personal opinion, Brennan made clear to Harris. "My advice, to whoever is coming in , is they need to spend some time learning, understanding what's out there, identifying those key issues," including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, he said -- the law at the heart of the immunity debate.

Linky: http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2008/0...

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As much as I have seen posted on this board,
I do not care who you support....I just cannot
fathom giving retro-active immunity.
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