Saturday, February 9, 2008

Who are these people?













If you do not know you have no right to vote nor claim your vote has meaning.

If you do know you'll understand something else, something more, is being asked of you even if you are too cowardly to act in any manner beyond the behind the curtains lever-pulling illusion of your political participation.

And to think this is the best of the 'lesser evilism' advisory board.

What now good citizen?

Top advisers to Obama

Former Amb. Jeffrey Bader, President Clinton’s National Security Council Asia specialist and now head of Brookings’s China center, national security adviser

Mark Brzezinski, President Clinton’s National Security Council Southeast Europe specialist and now a partner at law firm McGuireWoods, national security adviser

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s national security adviser and now a Center for Strategic and International Studies counselor and trustee and frequent guest on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, foreign policy adviser

Richard A. Clarke, President Clinton and President George W. Bush’s counterterrorism czar and now head of Good Harbor Consulting and an ABC News contributor, sometimes Obama adviser

Gregory B. Craig, State Department director of policy planning under President Clinton and now a partner at law firm Williams & Connolly, foreign policy adviser

Roger W. Cressey, former National Security Council counterterrorism staffer and now Good Harbor Consulting president and NBC News consultant, has advised Obama but says not exclusive

Ivo H. Daalder, National Security Council director for European affairs during President Clinton’s administration and now a Brookings senior fellow, foreign policy adviser

Richard Danzig, President Clinton’s Navy secretary and now a Center for Strategic and International Analysis fellow, national security adviser

Philip H. Gordon, President Clinton’s National Security Council staffer for Europe and now a Brookings senior fellow, national security adviser

Maj. Gen. J. (Jonathan) Scott Gration, a 32-year Air Force veteran and now CEO of Africa anti-poverty effort Millennium Villages, national security adviser and surrogate

Lawrence J. Korb, assistant secretary of defense from 1981-1985 and now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, informal foreign policy adviser

W. Anthony Lake, President Clinton’s national security adviser and now a professor at Georgetown’s school of foreign service, foreign policy adviser

James M. Ludes, former defense and foreign policy adviser to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and now executive director of the American Security Project, national security adviser

Robert Malley, President Clinton’s Middle East envoy and now International Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa program director, national security adviser

Gen. Merrill A. ("Tony") McPeak, former Air Force chief of staff and now a business consultant, national security adviser

Denis McDonough, Center for American Progress senior fellow and former policy adviser to then-Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, foreign policy coordinator

Samantha Power, Harvard-based human rights scholar and Pulitzer Prize winning writer, foreign policy adviser

Susan E. Rice, President Clinton’s Africa specialist at the State Department and National Security Council and now a Brookings senior fellow, foreign policy adviser

Bruce O. Riedel, former CIA officer and National Security Council staffer for Near East and Asian affairs and now a Brookings senior fellow, national security adviser

Dennis B. Ross, President Clinton’s Middle East negotiator and now a Washington Institute for Near East Policy fellow, Middle East adviser

Sarah Sewall, deputy assistant secretary of defense for peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance during President Clinton’s administration and now director of Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, national security adviser

Daniel B. Shapiro, National Security Council director for legislative affairs during President Clinton’s administration and now a lobbyist with Timmons & Company, Middle East adviser

Mona Sutphen, former aide to President Clinton’s National Security adviser Samuel R. Berger and to United Nations ambassador Bill Richardson and now managing director of business consultancy Stonebridge, national security adviser

2 comments:

Phil Badger said...

Who would you recommend? I mean, the guy is running as a mainstream candidate. Do you expect different?

M. Pyre said...

oh boy, the old "who would you recommend" translated as "all you do is criticize, where are your solutions?"

how intellectually dishonest are those criticisms, of the sort laid down by "phil badger"?

very dishonest.

why?

they seek only to distract and discredit. they are the backhanded, sneaky way to support Obama without coming right out and saying "Obama is our best hope!"

the truth of the matter is that Obama is a corporate stooge.

he is a bad choice BECAUSE he is not interested in ANY sort of change. NONE. Absolutely none.

so what point is "phil badger" actually making here?

he is trying to take chlamor to task for stating truths that few are willing to state.

secondarily, "who would you recommend?" suggests that the best choice for all of us right now is to support the existing system, and participate in it by choosing a "lesser evil" like Obama.

again, this is phony, it is hollow, it is specious and it is intellectually dishonest.

where is the evidence that says our best choices exist in simply giving up all hope for real meaningful change, and voting for Obama in order to "change the system from within"?

where is the evidence that Obama or anyone else will allow any sort of change, from within?

there isn't any.

people like "phil badger" aren't all that surprising to me. what else would you expect from a nation whose national character is built upon charade, self-delusion, and egocentrism on a massive scale?

it's not about whether we should "expect different" (sic) since Obama is a "mainstream candidate."

it's about the whole fucking system being a sham. Obama is a symptom and yet at the same time, he is part of the disease. he is a symptom because his popularity shows how phony and hollow America and Americans have become. he is part of the disease because he will NEVER work to change anything in any meaningful way.

much like "phil badger."