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.