Skip to comments.Donilon to Replace Jones as National Security Adviser
Posted on 10/08/2010 9:59:53 AM PDT by Enchante
Mr. Donilon began as a young political operative for President Jimmy Carter and later was chief of staff for Secretary of State Warren Christopher in the Clinton administration. He has long operated in the area between politics and national security. He coached Mr. Obama on foreign policy for his debates in the 2008 presidential campaign.
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whatever one thought of General Jones on particular issues, at least we had a grown-up who was not a political hack in the key NSA position at the White House
now the whole operation is given over to the politicos
Nor to worry. as 0bama recently said, “We can absorb another attack”.
Excellent, with his resume as a former lobbyist for Fannie Mae how could we go wrong?
Man, we are in serious trouble.
“Donilon to Replace Jones as National Security Adviser”
Wowee!!! That should make all Americans feel comfy when they tuck their kids in at night!!!
As (o)bama continues to implode, he just keeps making his inner circle smaller in thought. Not only is he surrounded now by sycophants, he now is encircled with a bunch of yes men who will filter out any counter argument to any one of his inane positions. He has moved from being on a stage to standing on a band box.
It didn't take long for that masque to slip, and so now two of the grown-ups at the WH - Rahm and Jones - have been shown the door.
God help us!
the inner circle shrinks to just the political hacks who will help Obozo to focus solely upon his political and ideological interests — which is what he is all about, even if he made occasional irritated gestures toward pretending to be some “centrist” which he is not
funny that the left is hating on him for not being radical enough, b/c he has been trying for absolutely everything in the socialist program that he thinks he can get through
how’s this hopey-changy stuff working out for us, America??
It matters not what the advisers advise when it is the idiot that replies.
He was a Fannie mae lobbyist from 99 to 2005!!
To me this signals Mr. Skittles defiance. It is amply clear to me, him, and any viewer of politics that Mr. Skittles will be dealing with a Republican Congress (and maybe Senate). So for him to choose a hard core political operative as NSA head means that National Security will be his chosen field to engage in “hand-to-hand combat” with Congress. This does not bode well. To defend his ill gotten domestic agenda games he will hold hostage our troops and long term security. I don’t see how any other conclusion can be reached.
And, no security experience to boot.
Van Jones is out?
And didn’t the Administration that is suppose to be the MOST honest and transparent tell us that no LOBBYIST would find safe haven in his inner circle?
Oh crap, a former Carter schmuck.
Obama actually expects that the military will take this guy seriously?
Tom Donilon was the chief lobbyist and political "enforcer" at Fannie Mae for Jim Johnson. He should be in prison, not serving as the President's top national security advisor!!!
Note- this is a man who selected Biden as a running mate to add gravitas and foreign policy “expertise.”
And Obama had the genius Carolyn Kennedy head up the search committee that picked Biden
Watch the purge of political opponents begin, this is what history of fascism predicts is next.This is very bad news for America.
Imagine having James Carvelle as Clintons Security Advisor? Gollum is at the helm.
No wonder Obama is going around saying we can absorb a terrorist attack. This appointment will assure we will have one.
The liberal fascist Obama junta continues to destabilize America; their goal is America's ruination.
Now every nation but the Muslim ones and Mexico will be our "enemy." Welcome to bizarro world.
Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Donilon was a partner with OMelveny & Myers. From 1993-1996, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Donilon has served as Fannie Maes executive vice president of Law and Policy since 2000.
Donilon is a corrupt political hack who made millions fighting against regulatory oversight of Fannie Mae.
Ignorant about and hostile to the US military, purely a bureaucratic manipulator and liberal pansy.
Chief of Staff to Warren Christopher after being promoted from the “public affairs” slot at State Dept. - need we say more about his outlook and supposed expertise? He’s a LAWYER for heaven’s sake.
Worst pick for NSA ever, well maybe to rival Clintonistas Tony Lake and Sandy Burglar.
Looks like he’s recruiting others from that firm:
OMelveny Alumnus Khanna Takes US Commerce Department Appointment
Good point. Thanks.