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  • Brent Scowcroft, top foreign policy advisor to four GOP presidents, endorses Clinton

    06/22/2016 7:50:27 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 90 replies
    Los Angels Times ^ | 6/22/2016 | David Lauter
    Brent Scowcroft, the national security advisor to President George H.W. Bush and one of the leading figures of the Republican national security establishment, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Wednesday. The endorsement is the most high-profile indication yet of the depth of discomfort that Republican foreign policy figures feel about Donald Trump as their party's nominee. The Clinton campaign sees doubts about Trump's ability to handle foreign policy as a major plus for their side. Endorsements by well-known Republican foreign policy figures could add to her advantage on that front. "The presidency requires the judgment and knowledge to make tough calls...
  • Wilsongate: Motive, Means, and Opportunity

    11/21/2005 2:28:31 PM PST · by Fedora · 170 replies · 12,006+ views
    Original FReeper research | 11/21/2005 | Fedora
    Wilsongate: Motive, Means, and Opportunity The Buried Story Behind PlamegateBy Fedora Introduction Since Robert Novak mentioned Valerie Plame’s CIA background in July 2003, the media has focused on trying to trace the leak of Plame’s name to the White House, but has devoted less follow-up to another newsworthy angle in Novak’s original story. Novak wrote: The CIA's decision to send retired diplomat Joseph C. Wilson to Africa in February 2002 to investigate possible Iraqi purchases of uranium was made routinely at a low level without Director George Tenet's knowledge. . . Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife,...
  • The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

    10/13/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 69 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2007 | Deborah Corey Barnes
    Al Gore’s campaign against global warming is shifting into high gear. Reporters and commentators follow his every move and bombard the public with notice of his activities and opinions. But while the mainstream media promote his ideas about the state of planet Earth, they are mostly silent about the dramatic impact his economic proposals would have on America. And journalists routinely ignore evidence that he may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain? Earlier this year Gore experienced a notable public relations debacle. The Tennessee Center for...
  • Scowcroft Protégés on Obama's Radar ( Obama's Republicans Almost All Tied To Scowcroft )

    05/29/2009 11:08:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 872+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2008 | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    WASHINGTON -- Many of the Republicans emerging as potential members of the Obama administration have professional and ideological ties to Brent Scowcroft, a former national-security adviser turned public critic of the Bush White House.Mr. Scowcroft spoke by phone with President-elect Barack Obama last week, the latest in a months-long series of conversations between the two men about defense and foreign-policy issues, according to people familiar with the discussions. Brent Scowcroft The relationship between the president-elect and the Republican heavyweight suggests that Mr. Scowcroft's views, which place a premium on an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, might hold sway in the Obama White...
  • Remarks by National Security Adviser Jones at 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy

    03/20/2009 8:59:53 PM PDT · by FromLori · 3 replies · 406+ views
    U.S. National Security Adviser Jones gave these remarks at the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 8, 2009. "Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.
  • US officials to Obama: Talk to Hamas

    03/14/2009 11:31:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,125+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/14/09 | staff
    A top economic adviser to US President Barack Obama, along with nine former senior officials, is calling on the American leader to launch a dialogue with Hamas, the The Boston Globe reported Saturday. SLIDESHOW: Israel & Region | World According to the report, Paul A. Volcker and other members of the bipartisan group - including former national security advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski - have sent a letter to Obama urging him to engage Hamas in order to coax the terrorist organization to disarm and join a peaceful Palestinian unity government.
  • The return of Scowcroftian foreign policy (Change you can believe in)

    11/24/2008 7:03:08 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 4 replies · 432+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 24, 2008 | ED MORRISSEY
    When Barack Obama ran for president, especially in the primaries, he relied on a group of foreign-policy advisers that included radical leftist thinkers like Robert Malley, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power. The rise of Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State gave political watchers the first indication that Obama would not follow that direction after winning office by gaining the trust of the Left. The Wall Street Journal looks at the rest of the team forming on foreign policy and sees even stronger indications that Obama will instead fall back to the foreign policy direction of President Bush — George H....
  • Obama Favors Republicans With Scowcroft Ties

    11/23/2008 5:25:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 1,409+ views
    Obama Favors Republicans With Scowcroft Ties By YOCHI J. DREAZEN and SIOBHAN GORMAN WASHINGTON -- Many of the Republicans emerging as potential members of the Obama administration have professional and ideological ties to Brent Scowcroft, a former national-security adviser turned public critic of the Bush White House. Mr. Scowcroft spoke by phone with President-elect Barack Obama last week, the latest in a months-long series of conversations between the two men about defense and foreign-policy issues, according to people familiar with the discussions. [Brent Scowcroft] Brent Scowcroft The relationship between the president-elect and the Republican heavyweight suggests that Mr. Scowcroft's views,...
  • Ex-Advisers Warn Against Threatening to Attack Iran

    07/23/2008 4:56:27 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 29 replies · 119+ views
    WP ^ | July 23, 2008 | Walter Pincus
    The Bush administration should stop talking about a military attack as an option if negotiations do not immediately halt Iran's uranium reprocessing program, two former national security advisers said yesterday. "Don't talk about 'do we bomb them now or later?' " said Brent Scowcroft, adviser to presidents Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush, during a discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the negotiations between the United States and Iran. Scowcroft added that by mentioning that threat, "we legitimize the use of force . . . and may tempt the Israelis" to carry out such a...
  • Connecting Some Dots in Plamegate

    04/18/2006 7:39:00 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 28 replies · 1,952+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/18/06 | Rick Ballard w. M. Lopez
    Speculation is mounting (except, of course, among the “professional” press), as to the identities of six of the eight individuals included in the Libby subpoena to The New York Times (see Clarice Feldman’s piece here). The Times deemed the identities of only two of the parties worthy of release, former CIA director George Tenet and former White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer. The names of the other six remain elusive
  • Getting the Middle East Back on Our Side

    01/05/2007 6:58:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 602+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 4, 2007 | BRENT SCOWCROFT
    THE Iraq Study Group report was released into a sea of unrealistic expectations. Inevitably, it disappointed hopes for a clear path through the morass of Iraq, because there is no “silver bullet” solution to the difficulties in which we find ourselves. But the report accomplished a great deal. It brought together some of America’s best minds across party lines, and it outlined with clarity and precision the key factors at issue in Iraq. In doing so, it helped catalyze the debate about our Iraq policy and crystallize the choices we face. Above all, it emphasized the importance of focusing on...
  • Sibel Edmonds vindicated? FBI reveals investigation continues

    10/25/2006 2:58:47 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 16 replies · 961+ views
    Pravda.ru ^ | October 25, 2006 | John Stanton
    Sibel Edmonds vindicated? FBI reveals investigation continues 25.10.2006 Source: URL: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/85192-Sibel_Edmonds-0 On October 10, 2006, FBI spokesman Bill Carter confirmed that matters raised by Sibel Edmonds and shielded form public view by the invocation of the US States Secret privilege were still under internal investigation by the Bureau. “Due to the fact that the allegations of Sibel Edmonds reflect internal administrative and investigative matters it would not be appropriate to respond to your inquiry. I will point out that the DOJ Office of the Inspector General has reviewed this matter and released a public report. I would refer this report...
  • US has lost control in Iraq, says military strategist

    10/20/2006 12:06:27 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 120 replies · 2,700+ views
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, October 19, 2006 | Eleanor Hall
    ELEANOR HALL: A key US military strategist who counts the former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, among his students, is absolutely scathing about the current Bush administration's strategy in Iraq and says no one except the President is in any doubt that it should change. Harlan Ullman who's now at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, says the US lost control of events in Iraq almost immediately after the invasion and that far from assisting in the development of democracy, the US-led allies, including Australia, have fomented chaos. But Dr Ullman says he holds out little hope that either...
  • How to make foreign policy

    09/27/2006 9:00:11 AM PDT · by qlangley · 155+ views
    QuentinLangley.net ^ | 27 September 2006 | Quentin Langley
    There are numerous competing theories about the principles which should underlie foreign policy. Let us first dispose of one of the most despicable. It is represented in the UK by Clare Short and in the US by the more substantial figure of Bill Clinton. It seems to include virtually all the people who strongly advocated military action in the former Yugoslavia, but opposed the liberation of Kuwait, and/or the liberation of Iraq. Their analysis seems to go like this: Human rights are important. Human rights deserve to be defended. Sometimes the most egregious breaches of human rights demand the mobilisation...
  • Focusing on 'Success" in Iraq

    01/16/2006 10:40:33 AM PST · by WatchYourself · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Wash Post ^ | Jan 16, 2006 | Brent Scowcroft
    There are at least two elements essential to "success" in Iraq. The first is a central government that meets the needs of the people well enough to secure their sustained support, shows sufficient consideration for minority rights to win the loyalty of those minorities and demonstrates a credible determination to live in peace with its neighbors. The second is an effective, highly disciplined military and security establishment that gives its allegiance not to various elements within Iraqi society but solely to the central government. The fundamental question for the United States is what kind of policy is most likely to...
  • Joe Wilson Calls Bob Novak An “A**hole” And A “Jerk”…...

    11/30/2005 8:40:32 PM PST · by MilleniumBug · 87 replies · 3,090+ views
    Northeastern News ^ | 11/30/05 | Stephen Babcock
    Former ambassador speaks on Iraq, CIA leak investigation In a talk sponsored by the Northeastern College Democrats at Blackman Auditorium Nov. 21, Wilson laid out the story of how he had gone from being a relatively anonymous state department official to "Valerie Plame's husband," sparing few from potent verbal attacks along the way. He was able to provide the audience with a full account of the trip to Niger he called the reason for his character assassination and, as a "side issue," his reaction to the outing of his wife's identity as a spy with the CIA. Wilson, a former...
  • Mr. Stability : The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism

    11/01/2005 6:56:28 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 14 replies · 862+ views
    Slate.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    Mr. Stability The wrongness of Brent Scowcroft's realism. By Christopher Hitchens Posted Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at 1:47 PM ET Scowcroft longs for the "peace" of Saddam's regime The sole point of the non-findings of the Fitzgerald non-investigation, into the non-commission of non-crimes and the non-outing of a non-covert CIA bureaucrat, is (as Messrs. Kerry, Krugman, Rich, and others keep reminding us) that it might even yet trigger the long-awaited inquest into the Iraq intervention. I very strongly hope that there is a full-dress postmortem into this country's Iraq policy, though I am not ready to assume that "inquest" or...
  • A Realist No Longer

    11/01/2005 6:50:06 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 10/31/05 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    The punditry world is abuzz with talk of a recent New Yorker article (no link available) by writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who has interviewed Brent Scowcroft, the former national security advisor for the Ford Administration and the Administration of George H.W. Bush. In a number of passages in the piece, Scowcroft takes on the current Bush Administration over the issue of Iraq, something for which he has earned applause from many Democrats and other Bush critics. But when one reads the entire New Yorker piece, one finds that Scowcroft's critique is directed at foreign policy idealism in general. And it's a...
  • The Realist Who Got It Wrong

    10/30/2005 7:44:42 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 1,299+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    Now that Cindy Sheehan turns out to be a disaster for the antiwar movement -- most Americans are not about to follow a left-wing radical who insists that we are in Iraq for reasons of theft, oppression and empire -- a new spokesman is needed. If I were in the opposition camp, I would want a deeply patriotic, highly intelligent, distinguished establishment figure. I would want Brent Scowcroft. Scowcroft has been obliging. In the Oct. 31 New Yorker he came out strongly against the war and the neocon sorcerers who magically foisted it upon what must have been a hypnotized...
  • Scowcroft's 'realism' (The awaited Krauthammer smackdown)

    10/29/2005 9:28:52 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 37 replies · 1,304+ views
    Townhall ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Now that Cindy Sheehan turns out to be a disaster for the anti-war movement -- most Americans are not about to follow a left-wing radical who insists that we are in Iraq for reasons of theft, oppression and empire -- a new spokesman is needed. If I were in the opposition camp, I would want a deeply patriotic, highly intelligent, distinguished establishment figure. I would want Brent Scowcroft. Scowcroft has been obliging. This week in The New Yorker he came out strongly against the war and the neocon sorcerers who magically foisted it upon what must have been...