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  • Ambassador who sided with Muslim Brotherhood spearheads State Department’s anti-ISIS effort

    09/20/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 19, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    John Kerry has assembled a three-person team to lead the State Department’s efforts against ISIS. Two of the members — Gen. John Allen and Brett McGurk — seem unobjectionable. The third, Anne Patterson, is another matter. In announcing her central role, Kerry praised Patterson as “one of our nation’s top diplomats deeply respected in the region.” But Patterson is not respected in Egypt, where she served as ambassador during the period when the Muslim Brotherhood was in power. Bridget Johnson at PJ Media reminds us that Patterson stood firmly behind the Brotherhood as it persecuted opponents and attempted to consolidate...
  • (Hillary/Obama) State Department swept sex scandals under the rug

    10/20/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/19/13 | Kate Briquelet
    State Dept IG leaked an internal memo citing derailed probes under then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton. Records show staffers who were known sex abusers were given cushy govt jobs or allowed to retire... The bombshell memo accuses ex-Belgium Amb Howard Gutman and members of Clinton’s security detail of hiring prostitutes....Gutman had apparently also solicited sexual favors from "minor children.” Gutman was allowed to retire in July. •Chuck Lisenbee, a former Beirut security officer who was being probed for allegedly sexually assaulting local guards, is now a special agent in Washington for the Office of Diplomatic Vehicles, Enforcement and Outreach, according...
  • Obama's Choice for Next U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Withdraws (O's Junius Horribilis Continues)

    06/18/2012 4:58:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, June 18, 2012 | Andrew Quinn, Susan Cornwell, Mohammad Zargham
    President Barack Obama's nominee to become the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq withdrew his name on Monday after Republican lawmakers questioned his suitability following revelations that he had engaged in an extramarital affair with a journalist who later became his wife. Brett McGurk, a long-time Iraq expert who had served on the Bush administration's National Security Council, wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that he was withdrawing "with a heavy heart." "I believe it is in the best interests of the country, and our life together, to withdraw my nomination and serve in another...
  • Tony Snow: 'Thank God for Blogs!'

    01/10/2007 2:56:30 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies · 5,835+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Thank God for blogs," said White House Press Secretary Tony Snow this afternoon, commenting on the Bush administration's communications efforts. The comment came in the course of conference call for bloggers in which I participated, conducted by Snow and Brett McGurk [pictured here], the National Security Council's Director for Iraq, giving a preview of President Bush's speech of tonight on Iraq. Snow described the problem with the traditional media - generously I would say - not in terms of bias but as a function of the "if it bleeds it leads" tendency. In any case, it's clear that the...