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New Obama security adviser clashed with military
Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Oct 8,2010 | Ross Colvin and Patricia Zengerle

Posted on 10/08/2010 12:05:49 PM PDT by ColdOne

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will name close aide Tom Donilon as his new national security adviser on Friday in a move that could have implications for the struggli

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008financialcrisis; 20101008; accounting; bailout; benghazigate; donilon; economy; fanniemae; fdmc; fnma; freddiemac; jamesjones; jimmycarter; military; mortgagecrisis; mortgages; obama; obamascandals; obamastaffers; porkulus; securityadviser; thomasdonilon; tomdonilon

1 posted on 10/08/2010 12:05:52 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Zero’s getting ready to bail on AStan and doesn’t care about whether the military gets along with his new stooge or not.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 12:11:49 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: ColdOne

We can all feel secure tonight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/world/asia/08contractor.html?_r=1&ref=global-home


3 posted on 10/08/2010 12:13:03 PM PDT by 353FMG (Unless stopped, ISLAM will be the end of America.)
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From this article.........................................................At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has also signaled his intention to resign sometime in 2011, while Admiral Mike Mullen, the top U.S. military officer is also expected to retire.
4 posted on 10/08/2010 12:13:53 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^))......November and Beyond!)
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To: ColdOne

Not a good time for Active Duty to re-up.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 12:14:18 PM PDT by AU72
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To: ColdOne

It’s going to get stinky in the bunker. Only good friends will be able to live together in the ever decreasing safe places to go.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 12:17:37 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: ColdOne

Sec. Gates had some very scathing comments about this character in Woodward’s new book. How embarrassing that our flop of a President chooses this fellow traveler to replace a Marine.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 12:18:17 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: ColdOne

The President/Congress get to screw top military men if they feel like it. To retire above O-8 you need congressional approval, no matter of you are currently an O-9 or O-10.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 12:19:26 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: ColdOne

No military service.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 12:23:14 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: kittymyrib
...our flop of a President chooses this fellow traveler to replace a Marine...

Even in my disconnected world, I heard this was coming.
The General comes down squarely on the side of patriotism.
10 posted on 10/08/2010 12:29:37 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: ColdOne

From an article by Susan Davis at the Wall Street Journal:

More recently, he served as Fannie Mae’s executive vice president for law and policy from 1999 until 2005, giving him control of Fannie Mae’s legal, regulatory and public policy activities and government and industry relations.

Donilon was one of several executives to leave at a time when the company faced pressure to improve its accounting practices, and he was mentioned numerous times in a scathing report two years ago on Fannie’s accounting misdeeds, when the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight accused the company of manipulating results to maximize bonuses. The report didn’t criticize Donilon but said that lobbyists under his direction had pushed for a government investigation of Ofheo in 2004 in order to undermine the regulator’s credibility in challenging Fannie’s accounting.

How can this happen? This guy is responsible for the financial meltdown. Folks, we are in serious trouble.


11 posted on 10/08/2010 12:30:58 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Beckwith

No service...Automatically disqualified.

Next contestant please.


12 posted on 10/08/2010 12:33:54 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: ColdOne
Donilon was part of a circle of close aides who urged Obama to push back against the military's request for a large U.S. troop increase.

Are these people on crack? Obama was the one pushing for a large troop increase - not the military.

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Let's flashback to 2008:

Obama would increase troops in Afghanistan - 14 July 2008

WASHINGTON -- Democrat Barack Obama said Monday that as president he would send at least two more combat brigades to Afghanistan, where U.S. soldiers face rising violence and endured their deadliest attack in three years Sunday.

13 posted on 10/08/2010 9:03:44 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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