Just Asking....

This past Sunday, why didn't the White House send out National Security Adviser Jim Jones, or CIA director Leon Panetta, or DNI Dennis Blair, or any senior national security official who'd be able to lend some cred to the decision to release the Bush torture memos?  Come to think of it, there _was_ one official who could trump any other: John Brennan, the former CIA deputy executive director, privy to the CIA's decisions as they were made, now Obama's chief counterrorism adviser.  Where's Brennan? Why hasn't the administration used him as a surrogate/validator for this decision?