Published on Feb 14, 2013
United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is threatening to delay the confirmation of John O. Brennan as head of the CIA until he gets all the answers about the Obama administration’s covert drone program. Sen. Paul has sent two letters to Mr. Brennan since the start of the year, and this week said he has yet to hear a response. Now Sen. Paul says he will put a hold on Pres. Obama’s nomination for CIA director until he hears all the answers about America’s drones, the extrajudicial killings of US citizens and the elusive ‘disposition matrix’ used to identify targets. J.D. Tuccile, managing editor of Reason 24/7, offers us more.