Skip to comments.Obama's NSC Will Get Sweeping New Powers
Posted on 02/08/2009 4:31:32 AM PST by John W
Result of directive expands security body's role far beyond traditional range
President Obama plans to order a sweeping overhaul of the National Security Council, expanding its membership and increasing its authority to set strategy across a wide spectrum of international and domestic issues.
The result will be a "dramatically different" NSC from that of the Bush administration or any of its predecessors since the forum was established after World War II to advise the president on diplomatic and military matters, according to national security adviser James L. Jones, who described the changes in an interview.
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
The American public ..... or terrorists.
More cooks oughta make a better stew even if we can’t get them all into the kitchen at the same time.
It is just another place to hide bodies on the payroll. Bet the DUmmies will be overjoyed.
National Security by committee, like the old Soviet Politburo.
Obama will benefit. This centralizes more control in the WH.
On one hand, you have National Security be Committee.
On the other hand, you have Jones saying this: But he made clear he plans to apply military-like discipline to the NSC.
They are conflicted in what they are planning. You cannot have a committee with the goal of everyone agreeing while applying military-like discipline.
This is a guaranteed fubar.
New Politburo, new USSR.
It’s another step towards the US becoming a fascist, totalitarian state.
Thats what I thought after reading the headline and first paragraph. But, after that his actual quotes just descend into gobbledygook and doublespeak.
We’re in the Age of Orwellian doublespeak.
What “they” say is good is really bad.
What “they” say we need to do is really what we DO NOT need to do.
But once power become highly centralized and dissenting voices are silenced, it will be too late.
Arendt’s writings on totalitarian Germany are highly relevant.
President Obama plans to order a sweeping overhaul of the National Security Council the sad is part 90% of obama voters are clueless of the council and could care less.
Well the day that we are rue with the “Patriot Act” in law and the “Department of Homeland Security” being created is coming soon...
This is more Jimmy Carter like micro-management and destined to be another CF.
WHo will be the object of scrutiny by these new powers? The American people or the terrorists?
“Who will benefit from these “new” powers?
The American public ..... or terrorists?”
Do you suppose this goes hand-in-hand with the “detention camps” being built in the USofA? I do.
Wow. Barry's simply making an end-run around our established Constitutional government. First his "czars" that essentially outrank Cabinet members and report to him directly, and now this.
It is just greater centralization of power in the WH. The big losers will be the State Department, DOD, the CIA, etc. The NSC has always played the major role in foreign policy, but this sounds like it will also include domestic policies as well.
Climate change? You've gotta be kidding.
Karen DeYoung is the worst of the twisted Washpost staff.
This article tells nothing (Jones wouldn’t be fool enough to tell her anything)...
it’s just a transparent vehicle to lie about the Bush administration
At first, the domestic surveillance will be done on the neighborhood level. There are already nannies in every neighborhood. If you are already a known target, expect harassment: you don’t attend political House Parties, your lawn isn’t up to code; you use too much water; you own a gas-guzzler; your lights are on too late and are too bright and too numerous. Your children are not properly indoctrinated. Someone heard you playing Rush on the radio outside in your yard. Etc, et al, yadda, yadda. Complaints are filed. People allege hurt feelings due to your actions.
The real surveillance at the NSC level will be reserved for all conservative groups: Christians, Second Amendment,RNC,writers, bloggers, GOP politicians and donors First Amendment.
It will behoove us all to join the Church of the Low Profile and keep political conversations limited to a face-to-face situation with people you trust implicitly.
This is a Maoist administration and power cabal. They are vicious. They do not limit their exercise of power to those outside the group. I expect Blue Dogs and patriotic donks to be the first casualties.
conservative groups: Christians, Second Amendment activists ,RNC,writers, bloggers, GOP politicians and donors, First Amendment activists.
That’s all we need more Liberals at the NSC.
This will give lesser cabinet members access to sensitive timely information that will probably be disseminated to the press.....or worse.
A domestic role for a National Security Council with all the law enforcement agencies on it? Hmmmm, could that be another step on the path to complete socialism and thought control? It scares the heck out of me. Be Very Afraid!!
Do they no longer fear their calls from overseas might be monitored or their library habits checked?
If Hussein follows Clinton’s example,the major focus of the NSC and the CIA and probably even DIA and NSA will be turned to Christians, Conservatives and Gun owners. foreign targets will be mostly ignored as irrelevant. That all goes or the IRS, too. Remember the conservative think tanks were under pretty much continuous IRS audit for the whole Clinton term.
I foresee every department in Obama’s administration being charged with dealing with climate change.
What book would you memorize? (ref: Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451)
See how fast he’s changing things, slipping things in, and most people don’t even hear about it or have a clue what he’s doing. Eventually his civilian security force will end up here. That’s where those all those new jobs created will come from because they sure as hell aren’t in the Porkulus bill.
The enviroweenies have spent years sinking their talons into America, waiting for this special moment.
Just remaking the country in his own image, one dept. at a time.
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