Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Whores For War

These are the advisers on Obama's senior working group on national security, and likely hired hands if he wins the presidency.

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT - Served a secretary of state in former President Bill Clinton's administration and was a top adviser to the campaign of Hillary Clinton.
DAVID BOREN - Former governor and senator from Oklahoma chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
WARREN CHRISTOPHER - Bill Clinton's first secretary of state and also served as deputy secretary of state in the Carter administration.
GREG CRAIG - Former senior adviser to Albright in the Clinton administration and later led the team defending Bill Clinton against the impeachment charges involving Clinton's affair with a White House intern. Despite long ties to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, Craig was an early supporter of Obama and has been part of his inner circle of advisers.
RICHARD DANZIG - Served as secretary of the Navy under Bill Clinton and is an expert on counterterrorism.
LEE HAMILTON - The former Indiana congressman co-chaired the blue-ribbon commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks and was a lead author of Iraq Study Group report that offered recommendations on Iraq to President George W. Bush in 2006.
ERIC HOLDER - Deputy attorney general in Bill Clinton's administration and is working with Caroline Kennedy, daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, in helping to guide Obama's search for a vice presidential running mate.
ANTHONY LAKE - National security adviser to Bill Clinton and has been part of the inner circle of Obama's campaign.
SAM NUNN - A former senator from Georgia who chaired the Senate Armed Services Committee, Nunn has long been viewed as a leading Democratic voice on foreign policy and some have speculated he might be looked at by Obama as a potential running mate.
WILLIAM PERRY - Secretary of defense under Bill Clinton.
SUSAN RICE - The former assistant secretary of state for African Affairs is Obama's senior foreign policy adviser.
TIM ROEMER - A member of the 9/11 commission.
JAMES STEINBERG - Deputy national security adviser to Bill Clinton.

According to Bob Beckel (liberal gasbag), Obama Should Pick Clinton for VP because - one among other reasons - "no one will be a more affective attack dog against McCain and the Right than Hillary." And that choosing Hillary is "A message of change combined with a record of past success is a more comforting message than change alone."

---- Hmmm. Albright? Tony Lake? Lee Hamilton? Hey, I know! Lets put a brown face on the Clinton/Bush mob ... and call it hope, call it comforting, call it CHANGE!

In other news, actress Mia Farrow, activist and representative for the Human Rights group Dream for Darfur, wants to send Blackwater to save Darfur : "Mia Farrow, the actress and activist, has asked Blackwater, the US private security company active in Iraq, for help in Darfur after becoming frustrated by the stalled deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force. She acknowledged that many people might have reservations about Blackwater being involved in Darfur - the company's men were involved in the fatal shooting of 17 Iraqi civilians last September - but said the threat of violence to refugees meant all options had to be explored."

Mia was sort of the Angelina of my generation - actress, activist, involved with odd lovers/husbands (Sinatra old enough to be her daddy, married man Previn, Woody the pedophile Allen), trotting the globe adopting babies of color, and speaking out on which grievous situation the US should commit humanitarian intervention. And now Farrow supports sending Blackwater mercenaries to Africa.

Of course, Obama's crew will see the necessity of "saving" African (oil) versus "liberating" Iraqi (oil).

God, the powers that be really do think we're all very stupid.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking at the list of those familiar names, it is always good to become employed again and to use people with experience. Though, I sure hope he intends to use someone "fresh".

But, then people in an administration seem to begin falling out and off the scene for whatever reason after 6 months, a year, 2 years on the job and so on. I wonder if it really matters who he hires?

One item that seems to have a good track record for new presidents is: Gray hair. If Obama wins, he ought to think about relishing every moment with the dark hair he has now. If past presidents (Clinton and Bush) are any indication. he will have gray hair in no time. Must be the different types of sharks he will be swimming with if he wins that position.

Hope he loads up on the B-complex to fight the stress!

Kathy said...

Well, there goes my impression that Caroline Kennedy steers clear of trouble.

Kate-A said...

anon,
I don't believe these folks are ever unemployed - they just lie in wait in stink tanks and corporate boards or foundations.

Yikes. I can remember when Dick Cheney and Ted Kennedy were "fresh."

Caroline may be looking to the future for her own - perhaps politics for her 15 y/o son, John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Obama picking Clinton for VP, I wonder if that is what's behind the Obama-Clinton appearance on the web?

Kate-A said...

Personally I think Obama and the Clintons loathe one another, but if their handlers decide they will run on the same ticket then they will.

I'm still not 100% certain that Obama will be the candidate as Hillary has only "suspended" her campaign - what if ... scandal or accidents could happen before the convention.

Admirably, their people are color coordinating Obama's ties with Hillary's pantsuits. A show of "unity."

I'm afraid I'll have to turn my back on the ballot this year. Same ol' same ol'.

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