Skip to comments.Mistake That Is Fake
Posted on 06/24/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT by bs9021
Mistake That is Fake by: Cliff Kincaid, June 24, 2008
If Barack Obama wanted to dispel doubts about his national security credentials, he hasnt done so with the announcement of a new Senior Working Group on National Security that includes Dr. Tony Lake, a former national security adviser to Bill Clinton. Lake became a laughingstock for expressing doubts as to whether Alger Hiss, the founder of the United Nations and a top State Department official, was a communist spy. Lakes doubts led to a controversy that caused him to withdraw his nomination as Clintons CIA director.
Interestingly, Lake had expressed those doubts on NBCs Meet the Press, during an interview conducted by the late Tim Russert. It went like this:
Russert: Youre a student of history. Do you believe Alger Hiss was a spy?
Lake: Ive read a couple of books that have certainly offered a lot of evidence that he may have been. I dont think its conclusive.
Hiss, as most people know, had been convicted of perjury for denying he was a communist agent and decoded Soviet transcripts later confirmed his guilt. What does Obama know about this case? Did he personally approve Lakes addition to his prestigious foreign policy group? Lake could conceivably end up as nominee for CIA director again.
A CIA analysis notes that Lake was unlikely to be the last casualty of the Hiss case. How prophetic. It appears that Obama could be another. That is, if we have a media willing to hold him accountable for the atrocious pick of Lake.
At the same time, Lakes appointment to Obamas foreign policy team should generate more interest in Obamas personal involvement in Marxist politics...
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McCarthy was right. Obama proves it..............
Anthony Lake himself may well be a communist agent.
Considering Nobamasiah’s socialist/communist policies, he probably considers Hiss a kindred spirit.
Tony Lake! Good grief. Our country would be safer with Putin in charge of the CIA. At least he might keep the Chinese out
The Ordeal of Anthony Lake
By: William Norman Grigg
April 14, 1997
Lake's guidance of the Clinton Administration's Cuba policy is a predictable outgrowth of his earlier, decades-long involvement with the anti-American network emanating from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), as well as assets of the Soviet KGB and Cuban DGI. It was THE NEW AMERICAN which first assembled what the New York Times referred to in a January 17th house editorial as "a Lake dossier ... depict[ing] him as a dangerous radical" with connections to anti-American and pro-Soviet groups. On February 2nd, the White House, parroting the Times, complained that "a right wing smear campaign" had been launched against Lake.
Eight days later the Times editorial page carried a guest column by Douglas Brinkley of the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans, who reiterated the complaints made by the White House and the New York Times. According to Brinkley, "the John Birch Society and other anti-government fringe groups launched a smear campaign," beginning with an article in THE NEW AMERICAN that "found a pattern of anti-Americanism" in Lake's past contacts and policy recommendations. "The diatribe would not be worth mentioning except that its ludicrous charges have been picked up, in slightly milder fashion, by mainstream conservative publications like The Washington Times and National Review."
In his critical examination of Lake in The New Republic, Jacob Heilbrunn noted that "the consensus of the thoughtful, sensible foreign policy and intelligence establishment is that Lake should be confirmed, and quickly." Lake took note of the same fact in his withdrawal letter, emphasizing the support he received from Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Richard Lugar (IN).
With the media, key Senate Republicans, and the intelligence and foreign policy establishment behind him, and with assurances of enough votes for confirmation, Lake buckled rather than face a prolonged inquiry into his background. An identical course was chosen by Morton Halperin, Lake's IPS comrade, who was forced to withdraw his nomination for a Defense Department position created specifically for him when he encountered grass-roots resistance. But Lake's withdrawal may signal a new desperation on the part of the Clinton Administration: By pre-emptively choking off his bid to become Director of Central Intelligence, Lake might have sought to close off one avenue of inquiry into the foreign policy scandals in which he played a decisive role.
Tony Lake, Eric Holder, his reverend of 20 yrs (Jerry Wright), William Eyers, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc...........
The media? Hold Obama accountable? For picking a com-symp? Yeah, good luck with that. The marxists MSM in this nation will not only not hold Obama accountable for picking Lake, but will extol the pick and deride any talk of him having any marxist sympathizing leanings. They will never oppose one of their own. Any and all exposure that spotlights Obama's unfitness for POTUS will have to come from the alternative media. The MSM has already clearly made it known that they aren't even going to pretend to expose him, for anything.