Fox News reports that John Brennan is expected to be named the new CIA director, possibly as early as tomorrow:
President Obama is expected to nominate White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan for CIA director as early as Monday, Capitol Hill sources tell Fox News.
Brennan has served in the counterterrorism post since the beginning of the Obama administration. Prior to taking that position, though, Brennan spent about 25 years at the CIA, which would suggest he knows the agency well.
One of Brennan's most noticed action in the White House was when he referred to Jerusalem, Israel using the Arabic word al Quds.
"And in all my travels, the city I have come to love most is al Quds -- Jerusalem, where three great faiths come together," said Brennan in 2010.
A few thoughts on the resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director: Few American leaders had a stronger reputation for integrity and honor, so the reason he cited for his departure – an extramarital affair – comes as a shock to the nation and to those who know him best.