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Burr makes waterboarding joke at Brennan hearing

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr got a laugh from Senate colleagues with a waterboarding comment during Thursday's confirmation hearings for John Brennan, the president's choice to run the CIA.

"I will be brief because I notice you are on your fourth glass of water and I do not want to be accused of waterboarding you," Burr said, as he began questioning Brennan.

From the video clip, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and chair of the Senate intelligence committee appeared to think the remark quite witty, though it wasn't clear if she was the senator who responded with "That's a good one."

Brennan, by the way, does not seem to think water boarding is a joke. Asked about it during the hearing, he called the practice "reprehensible."


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Good joke!

The OBAMA administration has not curtailed ONE BUSH tactic.

Obama does not use waterboarding, but he kills people with drones.

How many have been killed waterboarding as opposed to drones?

How much intelligence have we gained after a drone attack?

Brennan and company failed one of our ambassadors in Benghazi.

THAT is reprehensible.

Good joke!

The OBAMA administration has not curtailed ONE BUSH tactic.

Obama does not use waterboarding, but he kills people with drones.

How many have been killed waterboarding as opposed to drones?

How much intelligence have we gained after a drone attack?

Brennan and company failed one of our ambassadors in Benghazi.

THAT is reprehensible.

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