Sunday, November 30, 2008

SOS Clinton Will Anchor National Security Team

Gen. James Jones, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Secy. of Defense Robert Gates, photo credits: Huffington Post

Update from the NY Daily News: "WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton passed on becoming boss of the superpowerful Senate Appropriations Committee to pursue the more prestigious secretary of state job with President-elect Barack Obama, the Daily News has learned."

Peter Baker at the NY Times writes: “At a time when the country remains engaged in two wars and still faces the threat of international terrorism, Mrs. Clinton will anchor a national security team with more of a centrist character than some of Mr. Obama’s liberal supporters once hoped to see. In addition to her, Democrats said, Mr. Obama plans to announce that he is keeping Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who has run the Pentagon for the last two years, and will appoint Gen. James L. Jones, a retired Marine commandant, as national security adviser.

“Rounding out his national security team, Mr. Obama will name former Deputy Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. as his choice for attorney general and Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona as secretary of homeland security, the Democrats said. Mr. Obama also will nominate Susan E. Rice, his foreign policy adviser and a former assistant secretary of state, as ambassador to the United Nations, a job that will be given cabinet rank, as it had under President Bill Clinton.”

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  1. What I read, between the lines, is the media drooling over the prospect of more (media-created) Clinton scandals via the release of donors to Bill's foundation. I have mixed feelings regarding Hillary working for That One, but have a wait and see attitude about it all. Clearly this is another puppet government, I just can't put my finger on who the puppet-meister is this time around. Too many choices.
    I was in an internet black-out ~ visiting my mother, w/ no internet! Glad to be back and getting the real scoop!

  2. Hi Daiseymae,

    I welcome your insights. I'm gradually getting used to the idea of Obama as president, and I'm hoping for the best for the sake of the country and the rest of the world.

    I think Barack and Hillary are both intelligent and mature enough to make this work, and I look forward to her contribution in advancing human rights on the global stage.

    I'm still not over that awful report a couple of weeks ago about the public stoning of the 13-year-old somali girl who had been brutally raped by three men.

    Please do stop by again.