Obama’s CIA Nominee Won’t Use ‘Jihad’ to Describe Terrorists

While concern has mounted that former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be secretary of defense should be blocked because of past expressed hostility for Israel, little attention has been given to CIA-nominee John Brennan’s view of Islam.

In a speech delivered Aug. 9, 2009, to the Center for Strategic and International Studies that is archived on the White House website, Brennan said using “a legitimate term, ‘jihad’ – meaning to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal” – to describe terrorists “risks reinforcing the idea that the United States is somehow at war with Islam itself.”

As WND reported, Brennan advised in the speech that U.S. foreign policy should encourage greater assimilation of the Hezbollah terrorist organization into the Lebanese government.


In a July 2008 article in The Annals, a publication of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Brennan argued it “would not be foolhardy, however, for the United States to tolerate, and even to encourage, greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon’s political system, a process that is subject to Iranian influence.”

Brennan argued Hezbollah “is already represented in the Lebanese parliament, and its members have previously served in the Lebanese cabinet, reflections of Hezbollah’s interest in shaping Lebanon’s political future from within government institutions.”

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  • Barry_Suxx

    barry owes him BIG favors.

  • rodulfo-tardo

    did you know the name barack, appears in the qu’ran ? it was mohammed’s horse’s name, a sad commentary as to who was elected.

    • CaptTurbo

      Must have been his horse’s arse.

  • Under his watch Benghazi

  • Archie

    John Brennan is a mole from the Marxist-Islamofascist Alliance, and a likely mawlah.

  • CaptTurbo

    Can’t be outing O’brozo’s Muslim brothers.

  • Lucifer would have picked the same man, I’m sure.

  • NewMan

    AmiciLatinae. . . Lucifer DID pick this man