No one could accuse former CIA Director John Brennan of being a peacenik or too soft on the United States’ enemies.
The lifelong CIA man (he started with the agency as a Mid-East analyst and station chief for 25 years) has faced criticism for overseeing a substantial increase in CIA drone strikes on targets in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Afghanistan.
When he was nominated to head the CIA in 2013, Senator Rand Paul even stood speaking for 13 hours to filibuster his nomination.
In response to the news that the White House has unilaterally withdrawn from the widely-hailed 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Brennan had this to say:
Today, Donald Trump simultaneously lied about the Iranian nuclear deal, undermined global confidence in US commitments, alienated our closest allies, strengthened Iranian hawks, gave North Korea more reason to keep its nukes. This madness is a