The Washington Times - November 26, 2008, 07:16AM

President-elect Barack Obama’s top pick for CIA director has removed his name from consideration, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

John Brennan, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, was criticized by liberal groups as condoning torture.

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If that’s true, then Obama’s second pick for CIA director isn’t likely to make muster, either — Jack Bauer.