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Obama considers Jim Jones for top security job: report
Reuters ^

Posted on 11/20/2008 6:14:35 PM PST by Chet 99

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is leaning toward selecting retired Gen. James Jones as White House national security adviser, ABC News reported on Thursday.

Jones is among several candidates under consideration for the job, which coordinates foreign policy throughout the administration.

James Steinberg, who was deputy national security adviser in Bill Clinton's administration, is also a candidate for the job.

The ABC report said Jones had emerged as the leading candidate for Obama, who is said to value his advice and likes the idea of hiring someone for the job with more than four decades of active military experience.

ABC also said that retired Adm. Dennis Blair was the top candidate to be the director of national intelligence.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
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1 posted on 11/20/2008 6:14:36 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

LOL Oh boy. Grape Kool aid for all.


2 posted on 11/20/2008 6:15:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Chet 99

you should have seen THAT coming a mile away
3 posted on 11/20/2008 6:16:35 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Chet 99

Too easy.


4 posted on 11/20/2008 6:18:16 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!!!!

It comes full circle...

Just a few days ago I was comparing Hussein to Jim Jones. Now Hussein appoints him to a cabinet position.


5 posted on 11/20/2008 6:19:11 PM PST by KoRn
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To: ari-freedom

There’s bound to be trouble when Jones starts calling us out for the White nights.


6 posted on 11/20/2008 6:20:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: KoRn

November 18, 1978


7 posted on 11/20/2008 6:22:25 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Chet 99

They have a lot in common, they were/are both Marxists community leaders, who pretended to be Christians and started cults of personality dedicated to their own worship.


8 posted on 11/20/2008 6:22:27 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Chet 99
Almost as embarrassing as when Reagan sent William Walker as his envoy to Nicaragua.

(FYI: For those of you not up on Nicaraguan history, there is a good reason why the Nicas laughed their a-ses off when they heard that "William Walker" was being sent by the Americans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Walker_(soldier))

9 posted on 11/20/2008 6:22:35 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: cripplecreek; Chet 99
Bio

Play basketball for Georgetown
10 posted on 11/20/2008 6:24:08 PM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013 Obama's last day)
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To: cripplecreek

Why isn’t Obama hiring that Suck Up Pro, Gen Wesley Clark.

Ole Wes, just can’t seem to get a break


11 posted on 11/20/2008 6:24:52 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping?


12 posted on 11/20/2008 6:25:39 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: Chet 99
And... the DOW will fall another 400+ points tomorrow now.
13 posted on 11/20/2008 6:25:43 PM PST by library user
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To: Chet 99

OMG, lol. I thought this was satire when I read the title.


14 posted on 11/20/2008 6:25:57 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Chet 99

damn commies
15 posted on 11/20/2008 6:26:30 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: cripplecreek

It was Flavor-Aid, you philistine


16 posted on 11/20/2008 6:29:02 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Chet 99

A quick scan of his bio reveals nothing too alarming. With Obama, I would have expected Calypso Louie as the NSA. At least he picked someone credible. Does anyone know anything about this man which makes him unacceptable?


17 posted on 11/20/2008 6:32:04 PM PST by giotto
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To: Chet 99

I had to do a double take.

LAO (Life After Obama)


18 posted on 11/20/2008 6:32:27 PM PST by tractorman
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To: cripplecreek
There’s bound to be trouble when Jones starts calling us out for the White nights.

I'll panic when we have national Kool-Aid drinking day.

19 posted on 11/20/2008 6:39:06 PM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: giotto

Seriously no, I don’t see anything alarming about the guy but I do wonder what takes him to the top of the list. After all, Weasley Clark looks good on paper.


20 posted on 11/20/2008 6:39:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: giotto

“A quick scan of his bio reveals nothing too alarming. With Obama, I would have expected Calypso Louie as the NSA. At least he picked someone credible. Does anyone know anything about this man which makes him unacceptable?”

I believe he opposed the surge.

But IMO he’s about as good as you can get with Obama. He’s certainly preferable to Clark or McPeak, or someone like Samantha Power.


21 posted on 11/20/2008 6:40:20 PM PST by nyc1
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To: Centurion2000

Considering the fact that the white nights were nothing more than suicide drills, panic would be a good thing.


22 posted on 11/20/2008 6:40:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Chet 99

I thought he died at Jonestown.


23 posted on 11/20/2008 6:44:35 PM PST by reg45
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To: cripplecreek
I always associated "White Night" with the assassination of Milk and Moscone. Since I am going off on a tangent here, I will say that the White Night Riots inspired what is perhaps my all time favorite album cover.


24 posted on 11/20/2008 6:47:29 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: Clemenza

Looking into William Walker sent me into reading up on John Norvell the namesake of the town I live in.

You might find the correspondence between Norvell and Thomas Jefferson about newspapers kind of interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Norvell


25 posted on 11/20/2008 7:38:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Too funny, kind of...I was wondering what flavor this Kool Aid is.


26 posted on 11/20/2008 7:50:31 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Chet 99

Well, can you blame The One? How can he pass up the opportunity to have the messianic, marxist kool-aide drinking Jim Jones be a part of his historic administration? It’s so, like, karmic.


27 posted on 11/20/2008 8:08:48 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Chet 99

Senator, if you’re in a Cabinet meeting, and the General yells, “Come to me, my babies! Let me quell your pain!”...be very afraid.


28 posted on 11/20/2008 8:11:28 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: tennmountainman

Wesley Clark is being saved the SecDEF position by Obama.


29 posted on 11/20/2008 10:46:25 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Clemenza

“Bummer of a birthmark, Hal.”


30 posted on 11/20/2008 11:06:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (We are SO screwed.)
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