Skip to comments.UN exec picked for No. 2 at Homeland Security
Posted on 01/24/2009 7:06:27 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
A top United Nations official who once served on the White House National Security Council has been picked for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, a move that would place two women at the top of the department for the first time.
President Barack Obama's nomination of Jane Holl Lute, a retired Army major who worked on the NSC under President Bill Clinton, was announced Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Napolitano and Lute are the first women to hold their positions. Since it was launched in 2003, the department has had three secretaries, two men and one woman, and four deputies, all men. If she is confirmed by the Senate, Lute would be the fifth deputy.
At the U.N., Lute coordinates peace efforts among countries in conflict.
"Jane's experience leading large operations with broad and challenging missions lends itself to the undertaking we have before us at Homeland Security," Napolitano said in a statement.
In addition to her NSC work, Lute has served as vice president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation. She served in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Lute is married to Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, Obama's deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan.
At Homeland Security, the deputy secretary's role has traditionally been that of a chief operating officer who oversees the day-to-day management of the 200,000-person department.
Homeland Security expert James Carafano thinks Lute is an odd pick. "She doesn't have the right skill set," said Carafano, a fellow with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. "And she knows nothing about the issues."
Carafano said the Homeland Security deputy secretary needs to be someone who knows how to manage massive bureaucracies like the department. "She's going to have a really incredibly steep learning curve," he said.
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We are so screwed...
We are definitely going to have a nasty set of attacks on our soil again. I am resigned to that fact. The only questions are when, where, and how.
there’s a pun in here somewhere about dykes, fingers, foxes and henhouses but I can’t quite find it.
We are FN screwed. 2 liberal hags in control of DHS. They might as well have Cindy Sheehan be in charge of the CIA and get it over with.
Oh, God!! I’d missed Napolitano at Homeland Security. ...and a retired Major who worked at the UN.
The US has truly become a paper tiger.
We are so screwed...
I agree and this they won’t be able to blame the next one on anyone but Obama for dismanteling the safeguards that were put into place after 9/11. Might as well start screaming with the left about over turning the patriot act before Obama decides to use it against his opposition!
We’re screwed. Gonna get nailed big-time. Give it 9 months at most.
Is there ANYBODY left out there that doubts the Zer0’s real agenda?
His “cHANGe” is for the U.S. to become the U.S.S.A. and he’ll “rule” over us in typical communist fashion. Those who disagree will be sent to reeducation centers. That is, those that don’t stand up and fight this administration at every turn.
We must unite against his Marxist/Communist plan to shred our Constitution and eliminate our FReedoms. So many good men have died for this country, so many lives wasted. I will not be governed or represented by an affirmative action community organizer, never.
Beyond belief. Totally beyond belief.
I can’t answer the what and how, but the when is soon...
Sorry, not what but where.
PS If you live in DC, NYC, Chicago, or LA, you should move. Now.
JANE HOLL LUTE member of CFR
LUTE: Thanks very much.
“It’s really a testament to the Council’s ability to inspire conversation and casual exchange of views that I neglected even to introduce myself. (Laughter.) It’s not because I think you all know me. I have identity issues as the middle of seven children.
I’m Jane Lute from the United Nations Peacebuilding Office, and it really is a privilege for me to be here with the Council and with my colleagues here on the stage.”
The UNF is Ted Turner's baby... he gave the UN the billion dollar pinata a while back:
Of course that was peanuts- the scheme evidently resulted in more money pouring in beyond just his.
OF course, that's not counting the minimum of 60 billion that was pizzled away through the UN Oil for Food scandal.
I am an Unreconstructed Patriotic American
I will not be Pacified, Subjected, or Re-Educated
And Joe, I am on your team any time!
wonder how long it will take them to run u.s. military tanks over civilian christians a la janet reno?
socialist-fascists with the most lofty ideals make the best totalitarians.
...Stretching out the life of the foundation could mean spending less of Turner's money on an annual basis, foundation officials said. But they said the foundation has become so skilled at creating partnerships and raising money through matching grants that it might still disburse more than $100 million per year.
Turner remains committed to the $1 billion total, said Jane Holl Lute, executive vice president of the foundation. She and other foundation officials said the proposal has been under discussion for nine months and has no relationship to the slump in Turner's wealth, which has shrunk as the stock market has plunged.
Instead, the reasons for the request were bound up in the organization's evolution into a far different organization than the one which only made grants in its the initial years, members of the foundation board said in interviews.
The foundation -- which, though its sister organization, the Better World Fund, led a successful effort to convince the United States to pay is overdue U.N. dues -- has come to play a vital role in assisting the the United Nations with public communication, they said. The foundation offers public relations expertise and also maintains a Web site with daily news about the operations of the United Nations. ...
I'm not feeling the love, folks...
IT’s a propaganda mill for UN meddling.
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