Monday, June 23, 2008

Change defined

Obama has announced his working group on national security (it's on his website, so it must be true). Let's take a gander:

  1. Madeleine Albright...biggest memory--clinking champagne glasses with Kim Jong and solving the mideast crisis. Wait.
  2. David Boren...a mentor to George Tenet.
  3. Warren Christopher...brought about mideast peace in our time. Wait.
  4. Greg Craig...lawyer who represented: Ted Kennedy, John Hinckley, father of Elian Gonzales.
  5. Richard Danzig...prefers the Pooh philosophy of fighting terror
  6. Lee Hamilton...shows up everywhere, including Sandy Berger's consulting firm.
  7. Eric Holder...green-lighted the pardoning of some rich guy connected with Oil for Food.
  8. Tony Lake...former NSA who briefed Clinton on OBL in 1993.
  9. Sam Nunn...long history, considered running for prez himself last year.
  10. William Perry...former SecDef under some guy named Bill.
  11. Susan E. Rice...yet another Clinton official recently noted for saying this.
  12. Tim Roemer...conservative 'crat who served on the 9/11 Commission (sorry truthers).
  13. Jim Steinberg...the drummer for Loggins and Messina...actually, was Deputy NSA to...you guessed it... Bill Clinton from 1996-2000.
So there you have it, the gang of 13 and by my count 9 former Clinton administration officials. Perhaps a little harsh in the fault department--all are accomplished individuals. But do these folks really represent the change we can all believe in when most were involved with the failed policies of the 90s regards fighting terrorism?

You know, that mythical period of sweetness and light when it was the economy, stupid and when the terrorists didn't hate us nearly as bad as they do now and when the world community loved us passionately, despite the fact they never really have? It will be fun to watch Obama trying to defend that backwards change.

2 comments:

Mustang said...

This is a great line up.

Just great.

I'm thinking of nominating you for Morale Officer of the Year.

A.C. McCloud said...

Don't shoot the messenger now..