Skip to comments.Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary
Posted on 11/12/2012 4:53:41 PM PST by maggief
President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.
Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
John O. Brennan, Obamas chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If Brennan goes ahead with his plan to leave government, Michael J. Morell, the agencys acting director, is the prohibitive favorite to take over permanently. Officials cautioned that the White House discussions are still in the early phases and that no decisions have been made.
Petraeuss resignation last week after revelations of an extramarital affair have complicated what was already an intricate puzzle to reassemble the administrations national security and diplomatic pieces for Obamas second term.
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He went to Vietnam, you know.
Now....tell me this is a sick joke.....even if it isn’t.
It just keeps getting better.
Paging Swiftboat Veterans.
he’ll be having flashbacks
Perfect. Just perfect.
Sure, put the Crap Weasel in charge. Why not?
Somebody please walk me through this thing about Hillary leaving SOSUS. I assume that she’s planning a run at POTUS 2016, so if she leaves SOSUS then what does she do for the next four years? I would think it would behoove her and the Rats who plan to run her for POTUS to round out her resume to include something more Commander in Chief-ish, like, say, Secretary of Defense or maybe Head of CIA. They can’t just let her skills for sublime evil languish for four years, can they? What’s the plan with her?
Heavy load to bear.
National Security? What’s that?
As if the CiC isn’t enough of an insult to those who serve.
Please tell me this is satire.
oh thats great ...appoint the biggest fail.
Praying it doesn’t happen for our military’s sake.
Lurch will become Dork II and his boss Dork I.
Flashbacks of what? A whorehouse in Saigon?........
What? Are Neville Chamberlain and Barney Fife unavailable?
A 4 year listening tour is much safer politically for HRC. She has the fawning media to keep her relevant and to remind us how hard she works.
Put the 20th cnetury Benedict Arnold into the State Departement.
What could go wrong?
Now THAT is an encouraging piece of news. But unlike the current SOS, Jean-Francois is conversant in French, and has had combat experience, evidenced by the Purple Heart and his repertoire of war stories.
The world shall surely respect him, no? He has been honing his negotiation skills, for these many years, does that count for nothing?
There is not enough duct tape to keep heads from exploding around the world.
Never happen. Kerry is not black. Van Jones will be coming back.
Please tell me this is satire..its satire right...right?
But hey why not..I hear Charles Manson isn’t available for the job so why not Kerry..and you can have Rosanne Barr for Energy Secretary
We need to whittle down the Democrats and it is possible to do that. Obama has a lot of payoffs to make.
I foresee problems with re-enlistments.
We’ve still got lots of international commitments.
A draft soon? I know the brass don’t want that, but ...
Somebody get Kerry a map of So. Vietnam and Cambodia so that he doesn’t get lost again there this coming Christmas.
While you are at it, get him a “brain”. Try “Brains R Us” and if they are out, go the the Young Frankenstein graveyard and get one from A.B. Normal.
The coward..who saved his crew...HA!
What a joke this is becoming...
We’re one step closer to having the “yellow heart” medal become a reality.
I'm half tempted to send kerry a metal detector so he can go search the south lawn of the White House for the "medals" he tossed over the fence.
Years ago I gave up hate, it is wasted energy but by god I'm having a hard time keeping it as anger and not letting it turn.
So, we’ll allow someone who has a place of honor in Ho Chi Minh museum since they considered John Kerry a hero in their victory over the United States.
It looks like Scott Brown may be returning to the senate. MA requires special elections to replace senators.
They'll relive old times:
Nothing I could say can top that.
Of interest if you love your country.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Today marks 2843 days since 01/30/2005 when John Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records.
Well, we have a president who hates the United States so it’s not surprising that we’d have someone who hates the military as Secretary of Defense.
Great guy for the job—any time you need someone to frag a sack of rice..
The guy with fake purple hearts !?
The guy who knew get 3 and it`s home free so i`ll blow rice up my ass and get a scratch on my arm !?
Obama/Soetoro gets his revenge and rubs it in your face
“I have a plan”
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Would that not be poetic justice. Kerry Secretary of Defense when they re-introduce the draft...
There is only one thing to say: FUBO!
Great screen name. Battle of Hastings, where we learned Harold had a real eye for arrows. :)
Wonder how many catch it.
She has punched her 'Foreign Affairs' ticket, now she distances herself from the Obadisaster as much as possible in order to retain any credibility she can for the run in '16.
Either that or she and the bent one have stashed enough of our money to get out while the getting is good.
Jonathan Pollard will be pardoned and then nominated as new CIA Director.
It’s too bad Jack Kevorkian’s dead. He would have made a hell of a Surgeon General now.
This is great. A traitor to the USA is being considered for defense secretary. What the hell is going on here?......oh, yeah,.....HELL.
Then Brown wins his seat back in a special election.
Defense Secretary for whom?