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Political Extremism Infiltrates the Pentagon
Pajamas Media ^ | April 24, 2009 | Ryan Mauro

Posted on 04/24/2009 5:00:21 AM PDT by TDCAnalyst

Every once in a while something happens so shocking, so inconceivable, that it threatens to remove the last bastions of confidence I have in the federal government. The appointment of Rosa Brooks, the radical left-wing Los Angeles Times columnist, as an advisor to Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michelle Fluornoy is one of those moments. And by advisor, I don’t mean someone who talks on an informal basis — I mean a full-time advisor so committed to helping formulate policy that she had to leave her position as a fire-breathing partisan columnist.

It’s frighteningly unclear what caused Brooks to receive the appointment. She’s the author of a book about civil liberties during wartime, is a law professor, and is the director of Georgetown University Law Center’s Human Rights Institute. But why was Brooks, out of the thousands of legal experts in the country, chosen to become a high-level advisor? What made her so attractive? It can’t be her admittedly impressive resume, as there surely are other equally prestigious advisors available in this country of 300 million people.

Brooks could only have been chosen for the opinions she’s voiced, so it’s fair to ask what positions she has that made her catch the eye of Fluornoy and whoever else recommended her.

Was it her attitude towards the previous administration, which she described as “local authoritarians”? On more than one occasion, she’s questioned the sanity of President Bush, hardly the tone of respect President Obama sought to bring to today’s “broken politics.” In her piece titled “Straightjacket Bush,” Brooks says that the president and vice president should “be treated like psychotics who need treatment.”...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brooks; left; pentagon; rosa

1 posted on 04/24/2009 5:00:22 AM PDT by TDCAnalyst
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To: TDCAnalyst

Appointing someone higher up would have needed congressional oversight, wouldn’t it?

So you appoint your own Wormtongue to infiltrate and report back to the boss anyone who “doesn’t go along”


2 posted on 04/24/2009 5:03:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (physically unable to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: TDCAnalyst

Isn’t it interesting that on the heels of Brooks’ appointment, the Pentagon releases another dose of prisoner “abuse” photos to incite the ACORN-made mob?

This is coordination on the left, folks. Just like AIG, the administration starts the hysteria, then the right counters with contradictory evidence, then the administration pours gasoline on the fire and lets the mobs take it from there.

The perceived “public outcry” motivates even Republicans to support the administrations’ initiatives.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 5:06:54 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: TDCAnalyst
It’s frighteningly unclear what caused Brooks to receive the appointment.

No, it's perfectly clear: Obama despises and aims to destroy America, and he's appointing like-minded individuals to help with the mission.

4 posted on 04/24/2009 5:07:50 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: TDCAnalyst

Bill Ayers was unavailable. He was the first choice.

No surprise, considering that the POTUS is a communist traitor mole.


5 posted on 04/24/2009 5:15:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: TDCAnalyst
The "dirty secret" of the Obama administration is that the extreme Left Wing is finally getting access to Americas most top-secret files.

Which means that our global political enemies will finally have access before too long.

-PJ

6 posted on 04/24/2009 5:15:54 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Bingo.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 5:16:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: TDCAnalyst

Incompetence and radicalism from top to bottom


8 posted on 04/24/2009 5:16:51 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Mr. K

Great point. This is like putting KGB “political officers” into the Red Army.


9 posted on 04/24/2009 5:17:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Obama despises and aims to destroy America, and he's appointing like-minded individuals to help with the mission.

Bump

10 posted on 04/24/2009 5:17:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: TDCAnalyst

A sampling of Ms. Brooks scholarly writings. You can find the others at google scholar. Enjoy

Can Might Make Rights
http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=dPKoNG7Oa90C&oi=fnd&pg=PA18&dq=rosa+brooks&ots=HZjOOGdUq0&sig=H5Mz16M8ArSaLyrU1rMmsZPMUlo

Protecting Rights in the Age of Terrorism
http://www.pacificcouncil.org/pdfs/PROTECTING%20RIGHTS%20IN%20THE%20AGE%20OF%20TERRORISM%20-%20CHALLENGES%20AND%20OPPORTUNITIES.pdf


11 posted on 04/24/2009 5:18:23 AM PDT by Lobbyist (capitalist)
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To: TDCAnalyst
It’s frighteningly unclear what caused Brooks to receive the appointment.

The slight to the Brits wasn't an accident. The bow was NOT a mistake. This appointment fits the pattern. It's all intentional.

12 posted on 04/24/2009 5:21:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (We sleep safe..because rough men stand ready..to visit violence on those who would do us harm-Orwell)
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To: Political Junkie Too
The "dirty secret" of the Obama administration is that the extreme Left Wing is finally getting access to Americas most top-secret files. Which means that our global political enemies will finally have access before too long.

Could be - we'll know when elections are canceled for "security reasons"...

13 posted on 04/24/2009 5:23:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (We sleep safe..because rough men stand ready..to visit violence on those who would do us harm-Orwell)
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To: GOPJ

Your right the Soviets got the A-Bomb from leftist in the Manhattan project.


14 posted on 04/24/2009 5:31:54 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: TDCAnalyst

“Obama despises and aims to destroy America, and he’s appointing like-minded individuals to help with the mission.”

Do these ‘like minded’ individuals UNDERSTAND that if they destroy this country and it is occupied by foreign powers, the FIRST people eliminated are the USEFUL IDIOTS like Brooks???


15 posted on 04/24/2009 5:41:05 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Erik Latranyi

The perceived “public outcry” motivates even Republicans to support the administrations’ initiatives.

&&&&&

They are following the Godfather/mafia methods exactly. They just ‘show’ the Republicans the alternatives if they refuse to go along with our new Leaders.


16 posted on 04/24/2009 5:41:47 AM PDT by maica (Politics is not about facts. it is about what politicians can get people to believe. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: scooby321
More likely there was a quid pro quo going on. Joe Stalin's spy, Richard Sorge, hanged by the Japanese in 1944, had set up a very good espionage ring in Japan. This provided Stalin with all the intelligence the Japanese spy at the Manhattan Project had gathered.

In return Stalin advised the Allies of the presence of that spy, presumably to protect whatever mutual value he could obtain from that work.

The Japanese spy (an Englishman) flew the coop before he could be captured.

The Rosenberg/Greenglass cabal simply wasn't up to the task of providing the quality of espionage Stalin had when Sorge was still alive and working.

17 posted on 04/24/2009 5:42:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: scooby321
Yep - leftists from Obama’s old stomping grounds - Hyde Park in Chicago.
18 posted on 04/24/2009 5:54:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (We sleep safe..because rough men stand ready..to visit violence on those who would do us harm-Orwell)
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To: TDCAnalyst

Another embarrassment to Obama. He’s too dumb to realize what he is doing will do him and his Presidency in.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 6:17:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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