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Obama’s Questionable Pick for Intelligence Council

March 13, 2009

We have by this time grown sick and tired of people always saying, “I hate to say this, but I told you so!” However, I do not shrink from saying “I told you so.”

To whom am I addressing this to? Certainly not to you dear reader. And what is the subject of my eagerness to speak of? The subject is no less a personage than the commander in chief of the United States.

President Barack Obama has shown, in a very short period of time, that he not only is in over his head when it comes to appointing the right people for cabinet positions, but he is ill equipped to manage foreign affairs. Did you notice that so many of President Obama’s appointments have had to be cancelled?

I thought this was the brilliant “Mr. Cool.” I thought this was the slick hombre from Chicago who mastered the art of applauding the audience as they cheered him wildly. But I digress. It is easy for me to get carried away when I start writing about our 44th president. Getting back to the latest embarrassment . . .

Charles W. Freeman, Jr. was named to be the Director of the National Intelligence Council. That was a few weeks ago. But it turned out that, as usual, the president’s aides did not do a sufficient job of vetting the ambassador. Or is it a case of President Obama caving in to the “Israel lobby” as those on the extreme left are saying?

I don’t approve of Mr. Freeman, but if the administration thought he was the right man for the job a few weeks ago, and even a few days ago, why don't they believe he’s the right man for the job now?

Is this, once again, a case of Rahm Emanuel and company not doing enough investigation of yet another nominee? Or is it true that the “Israel lobby” does control American foreign policy in the Middle East irrespective of who the president is?

Bob Grant

Straight Ahead!


That slams the lid onthings for today

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