John Brennan took his seat before the Senate Intelligence Committee for his confirmation hearings to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Brennan is a career intelligence officer and a close adviser of President Obama. He was a strong contender for CIA director in the first Obama administration, but his connection to the agencyâ€™s Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques gave the White House pause. Brennan is also considered by many to be the chief architect for the governmentâ€™s remote-control drone wars in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and North Africa,
Although Brennanâ€™s role in controversial national security programs has created intense divisions on the left, it might not actually prove to be a problem for his confirmation or for the White House. According to Pew Research Center, 62 percent of Americans approve of drone strikes.
But if Obama were Bush, would the approval be so high? Current TVâ€™s Stephanie Miller and Democratic strategist Karl Frisch join former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.) in â€śThe War Roomâ€ť to discuss.