Debkafile: “Israel’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen was invited to join two top US officials for dinner in Washington on June 15 to try and amend the disastrous nuclear accord taking shape between the six world powers and Iran, before it was too late.
This meeting, arranged by CIA Director John Brennan, is revealed here for the first time by debkafile. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and senior nuclear negotiator Wendy Sherman let Cohen present Israel’s case for a better deal for Israeli and American security – and then turned him down flat.”
Opinion: In May 2010 John Brennan, then counter-terrorism Advisor, in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms”.
He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not terrorism,”because terrorism is a “tactic,” and not terror, because terror is a “state of mind” —“Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children.”
As for Susan “the video did it, and Bowe served with dignity” Rice, nothing surprises me.
A leopard does not change …