Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ground Hog Day

Looks like they are working from the same playbook. Replace the people with actual knowledge with hacks who will produce the data to support the policy, which is to bomb Iran.

WASHINGTON - State Department officials appointed by President Bush have sidelined key career weapons experts and replaced them with less experienced political operatives who share the White House and Pentagon's distrust of international negotiations and treaties.

The reorganization of the department's arms control and international security bureaus was intended to help it better deal with 21st-century threats. Instead, it's thrown the agency into turmoil and produced an exodus of experts with decades of experience in nuclear arms, chemical weapons and related matters, according to 11 current and former officials and documents obtained by Knight Ridder.

The reorganization was conducted largely in secret by a panel of four political appointees. A career expert was allowed to join the group only after most decisions had been made. Its work was overseen by Frederick Fleitz, a CIA officer who was detailed to the State Department as senior adviser to former Undersecretary of State John Bolton, a critic of arms agreements and international organizations.


Knight-Ridder

4 Comments:

Anonymous r said...

Well, if the neo's get their way on Iran you can kiss the USA good-by...and the only good thing about that is Israel will go down too unless China adopts them...heheheh, which might be perfect justice.

Meanwhile JINSA has nominated Bolton for a Nobel Peace Prize

http://www.jinsa.org/articles/articles.html/function/view/categoryid/2170/documentid/3307/history/3,2359,2167,2170,3307

2/08/2006 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

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2/09/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous David said...

That JINSA link is a riot, r.
:)

2/09/2006 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous r said...

oh do explain this ilrahamav..

"Ibrahamav said...
Sounds like your major complaint is antisemitic. Why would you want Israel to go? You don't like their contributions to medical and computer sciences?"

There is nothing anti-semitic about my opinion of Israel. ...Israel is a foreign country that is a parasite on the rump of Uncle Sam. If you think that opinion is anti-semitic maybe you are anti-gentile and anti-American. Anything that gets Israel out of our pocket and foreign policy is a good thing. If we have to burn down the house to get rid of the rats, then I will be happy to light the match. We can always rebuild.

2/09/2006 10:54:00 AM  

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