Skip to comments.10 reasons to be worried as Tom Donilon, Afghan war sceptic & desk-bound foe of US military,
Posted on 10/08/2010 2:23:07 PM PDT by nuconvert
Four weeks before the mid-terms and Barack Obama fires General Jim Jones as National Security Adviser and appoints Tom Donilon in his place. So what on earth is going on and what does this mean? Here are 10 reasons to be worried:
1. Donilon has a poor relationship with Bob Gates, the Pentagon chief. Gates has issued a statement lauding his very productive and very good working relationship with Donilon. But Bob Woodward reported that Gates once told Jones that Donilon would be a disaster as National Security Adviser. Gates, Washingtons Mr Steady, is hardly likely to have used that word lightly. This appointment could hasten the departure of Gates, already due in 2011.
2. Donilon does not travel. Woodward tells us that up to around a year ago Donilon had never gone to Afghanistan or Iraq, or really left the office for a serious field trip. As a result, Jones felt, Donilon had no direct understanding of these places. Hes essentially a political operative. Great.
3. Donilon has no credibility with the US military. Again according to Woodward, Donilon has fractious relations with the US military, with Pentagon officials complaining of condescension and Jones telling him: You have no credibility with the military.
4. Donilon was opposed to the Afghan surge. Donilons appointment is another sign that Obamas heart is not in his own Afghan war strategy and he wants out quickly after July 2011. As Jacob Heilbrunn argues its a sign that Obama is positioning himself to leave Afghanistan.
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Obozo was never there. His heart is in destruction of the U.S. not destruction of the nation's enemies. He is one of them. Lying Commie Muzzie Fraud. FUBO!!!
History repeats itself and we are in the farce phase.
My sentiments exactly.
I have a really bad feeling about this appointment, though, because I think Obama is getting more blatant about his real agenda and how little he gives a darn about the US.
Not exactly, Obama is removing the camouflage that he had in place with appointees such as Jim Jones. He is tired of having anyone around him who might be giving him the slightest bit of negative advice.
This is not farce, it is tragedy.
I don't think these are his choices, but probably is a result of his real positions.
I think as the (o)bama tide has gone out, he wants to become more directive driven unburdened by any scant opposition. He knows that is coming from the Congress and he is signaling he intends to fight them from 1600 Penn right down the line. Until his dwindling supportors in the Senate, and that includes the RINO’s, become aware of the situation, or care about it, he will use them as cover for his agenda by blocking any move to force legislative change. Even when Nixon was on the ropes during Watergate, it took a senate leader to tell him so. Hopefully that happens to this asshat sooner than later BUT the move to either get him out or remove his thunder will have to come from his Party because without them, even with a majority, the GOP does not have the firepower to overcome his veto power. We will have some latitude by the power of the purse strings BUT we need to be careful how that is portrayed because his media shills will just portray the GOP as the reason for (o)bama’s ills.
I think as the (o)bama tide has gone out, he wants to become more directive driven unburdened by any scant opposition.
He can’t abide opposition of any kind.
My heart grieves for our military forces who are doing their best under the conditions prescribed by this anti-military president.
Jones is leaving, Mullen is leaving, even Sec of Defense is leaving in 2011..... that are jumping ship.
It will be hard for Zero to find anyone willing to take a job in the administration — other than brain donors from the doctrinaire left.