Code Pink Challenges John Brennan on Drone Warfare by MEDEA BENJAMIN (CODE PINK.ORG)
(May 2, 2012) Shame on You: Why I interrupted Obama counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan
Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC on April 30 to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
It was the first time a high level member of the Obama Administration spoke at length about the U.S. drone strikes that the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command have been carrying out in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
"President Obama has instructed us to be more open with the American people about these efforts," Brennan explained.
I had just co-organized a Drone Summit over the weekend, where Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar told us heart-wrenching stories about the hundreds of innocent victims of our drone attacks.
We saw horrific photos of people whose bodies were blown apart by Hellfire missiles, with only a hand or a slab of flesh remaining.