October 22, 2008
The Usual Suspects Assemble Themselves

This is supposed to make me more comfortable?

… Obama Wednesday works to look like a cool commander in chief, meeting in Richmond with what he calls his “Senior Working Group on National Security.”

Sure to include pictures and video with Obama surrounded by his wise men and wise women — watch to see if it looks eerily like a president at a cabinet meeting — Obama will meet with:

  • Lt. Gen. John G. Castellaw (USMC, Ret.)
  • Greg Craig
  • Richard Danzig
  • Gen. Paul Eaton (USA, Ret.)
  • Former Rep. Lee Hamilton
  • Amb. Richard Holbrooke
  • Gen. Geoff Lambert (USA, Ret.)
  • Gen. Al Lenhardt (USA, Ret.)
  • Adm. John Nathman (USN, Ret.)
  • Former Sen. Sam Nunn
  • Sen. Jack Reed
  • Rep. Tim Roemer
  • Amb. Dennis Ross
  • Mara Rudman
  • Amb. Wendy Sherman
  • Brig. Gen. Jim Smith (USAF, Ret.)
  • Jim Steinberg

Biden will participate by phone, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Sen. Gary Hart, and Susan Rice.

The problem is not just the military men and the diplomats, it’s which military men and which diplomats. Holbrooke, Hamilton, Lenhardt, Nunn, Reed, Eaton, Ross, Albright; the war machine must be getting a cozy feeling. Which means oil knows it won’t be under any serious attack either.

Which means we’re screwed, and the empire will crumble under Obama. The nation may pick up and go on; we all hope so, because we need it to be so. But the best way to hurry the demise of the empire is spending our time and resources on oil and weapons. That era is over.

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Posted by Chuck Dupree at October 22, 2008 08:17 PM
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and you were expecting what, exactly-- a new direction?

just wait until you see the health care team.

we've got a centrist hawk for a candidate.

our work begins the moment he is elected.

Posted by: glassfrequency on October 23, 2008 12:27 AM

"What's the use of having this superb military you're always talking about if we can't use it?"

Madeleine Albright to Colin Powell.

There is no hope.

Posted by: ohollern on October 23, 2008 12:29 AM
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