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AP: Jones Is Obama's National Security Adviser
Associated Press via Newsmax ^ | November 25, 2008

Posted on 11/25/2008 6:11:59 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON — A Democratic official says retired Marine Gen. James Jones is President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be national security adviser.

Obama plans to name his foreign policy team after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; bhoforeignpolicy; bhonsa; democrat; democrats; jamesjones; jones; nsa; obama; obamaregime; obamatransitionfile; vietnamvets

1 posted on 11/25/2008 6:11:59 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cool! James Earl Jones. Darth Vader. Luke, I’m your Daddy...!


2 posted on 11/25/2008 6:14:33 PM PST by freebilly
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Quite a resume at Wikipedia
3 posted on 11/25/2008 6:16:51 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If he's a Marine general, that's good enough for me.

-ccm

4 posted on 11/25/2008 6:19:54 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks sterling. What gives? Am I neurotic for thinking these recent sensible team picks are to lull us into a false sense of security? I even think he picked Hillary to fire her later, so that she is no problem for him in the Senate.


5 posted on 11/25/2008 6:22:27 PM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: Mamzelle

Obama’s primary international objective is to cleave Israel from the United States. Jones, along with Obama’s own Dr. Rice, is one of the most stridently anti-Israel government officials in 16 years.


6 posted on 11/25/2008 6:27:47 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha

info?


7 posted on 11/25/2008 6:29:23 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: Piranha

Dr. Rice? Is this an oblique reference to Condi, or is there another Rice I don’t know about?


8 posted on 11/25/2008 6:30:17 PM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: Piranha

Jones is a Marine four star, former Commendant. GWB sends him to train palestinians, he trains palestinians. I don’t disagree about Condi being anti-Israel, more accurately pro-Arab like her boss, but imo Jones now gets a chance to make his opinions known.


9 posted on 11/25/2008 6:32:29 PM PST by SJackson (http://www.jewish-history.com/emporium/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This kind of appointment, with the news that Gates is staying on and Hillary at State is going to drive the moonbats on Kos and DU absolutely nuts.

I can't read Obama at all. I tend to think that he's doing this because, 1) he saw a scary intel report and 2) He doesn't really know anyone who can do these jobs. His crowd in Chi are hacks, radicals and dirtbags. In 77 Carter had a circle on which he could draw and Clinton had one as well, though more dirtbaggish than Carter. Obama has no one so he goes to find well known grown ups.

10 posted on 11/25/2008 6:33:12 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Steely national security choice - in time for the Georgia runoff. O’Bomber’s looking for the magic 60 and can ignore Jones or replace him as soon as he wants.


11 posted on 11/25/2008 6:36:42 PM PST by gotribe (obama just sucks - your wealth away)
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To: xkaydet65
It's

2) He doesn't really know anyone who can do these jobs.

This guy is clueless, a nondescript state Senator, with no record, thus no connections, in the US Senate.

Be glad he at least has the common sense to reinstall the Clinton administration (dems, could have voted for her and gotten the real thin) than plumbed the depths of his Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko et all connections.

12 posted on 11/25/2008 6:37:05 PM PST by SJackson (http://www.jewish-history.com/emporium/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he a disciple of Zinni? Also, there’s nothing saying Obama has to listen to the guy. He could be window dressing.


13 posted on 11/25/2008 6:37:36 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: ccmay

I don’t consider a Georgetown degree in a positive light. I do not know any graduates that are not flaming liberals. The fact that he declined an offer to serve as deputy Sec’y of State shows his bent.


14 posted on 11/25/2008 6:37:51 PM PST by BatGuano ("This is only the beginning,,stay tuned" - one sick Bat)
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To: Mamzelle

I should have been clearer. I was referring to Susan Rice, not Condi.


15 posted on 11/25/2008 6:40:30 PM PST by Piranha
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To: Piranha

I just looked him up and saw he suggested a NATO force for the West Bank (posted it). Don’t know if that’s a good idea.


16 posted on 11/25/2008 6:43:47 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: SJackson
HA...they are the backbenchers.... Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko et all connections.
17 posted on 11/25/2008 6:44:34 PM PST by goodnesswins (CONSERVATIVES....saving America's A** whether you like it or not!)
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To: PaleoBob

He apparently submitted a report very critical of Israel this past summer.


18 posted on 11/25/2008 6:51:47 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1
Well there you go: anti-Israel? Welcome to Team Hussein!

19 posted on 11/25/2008 7:24:12 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: SJackson

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5208597.ece

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General Jones, 64, who grew up in Paris and headed the US Marine Corps until his retirement last year, has been a critic of Mr Bush’s foreign policy and decried what he described as Donald Rumsfeld’s “systematic emasculation” of the US military’s top brass. Last year he conducted an investigation on behalf of Congress on the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.


20 posted on 11/25/2008 7:46:59 PM PST by BARLF
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To: xkaydet65

A lot of conservs are thinking, “It could have been worse” so maybe he thinks it’ll cool our jets...for awhile.


21 posted on 11/25/2008 7:48:43 PM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: BARLF
The General is a friend of McCain, likes Hillary and is liked by both Dems and Rep.Says NATO is not winning in Afghanistan...
22 posted on 11/25/2008 7:51:26 PM PST by BARLF
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To: ccmay

Don’t be too hasty. Jones is a flaming liberal and it is well known in the Washington power circles. The only person he disliked more than Bush is Rumsfeld.

There are plenty of neo-isolationist in the General ranks of all four branches of service. And amogst them, there’s a prevailing opinion that says America should almost never use force.

Jones is a horrible pick. But, one shouldn’t expect anything more (or less) from Obama.


23 posted on 11/25/2008 7:54:30 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey
Don’t be too hasty. Jones is a flaming liberal and it is well known in the Washington power circles.

So be it. But I have long feared Obama is an out-and-out Marxist looking to sell us out to the worst kind of anti-American scum. Naming a Marine general as national security adviser, ANY Marine general, goes a long way towards reassuring me that he won't go too far outside the mainstream of American political and strategic thinking.

You do not get to be a general in the USMC, or even a bird colonel, without being an outstanding human being in every way that really matters.

-ccm

24 posted on 11/25/2008 8:34:56 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The guy was Commandant of the Corps. He gets the benefit of the doubt from me.


25 posted on 11/25/2008 8:44:25 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: BARLF; ccmay

I think he’s a solid choice, though I know little about his political views. Much of the animosity here comes from his recent assignment training the Palestinian Authority’s security forces. A job which in the past has meant training future terrorists. That’s his boss’ policy though, and it appears he may have done a better job than some of his predecessors, though Hamas would still walk over them as they did in the West Bank.


26 posted on 11/26/2008 5:37:13 AM PST by SJackson (http://www.jewish-history.com/emporium/)
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To: SJackson

I’m surprised Obama didn’t choose Sandy Berger.)


27 posted on 11/26/2008 5:55:41 AM PST by BARLF
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To: Mamzelle

You’re not neurotic you’re paranoid. Like me and probably most Freepers. But just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get me. You’d be paranoid too if everyone was after you.

Seriously, call me wildly optomistic but are we having a “Nixon goes to China” or a “Clinton does welfare reform” moment here? Cabinet picks are hugely consequential and important since they are confirmed by Congrees and can only be replaced at great political expense.


28 posted on 11/26/2008 9:37:19 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Piranha

“Obama’s primary international objective is to cleave Israel from the United States. Jones, along with Obama’s own Dr. Rice, is one of the most stridently anti-Israel government officials in 16 years.”


And Rahm Emanuel whose father was an Israeli freedom fighter and Rahm himself who went to be a civilian volunteer to the Israeli Defense Force during the Gulf War is Obama’s Chief of Staff?
Plus Obama went to bat for Joe Lieberman to keep him as Chair of Senate Homeland Defense Committee.


29 posted on 11/26/2008 12:25:36 PM PST by jamese777
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