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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:23 AM
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Resurrecting the Neocons: Marc Grossman in … Richard Perle & Douglas Feith in Queue
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has chosen a new special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan: a long-time controversial neocon, a man who has been famous for parading as a foreign agent in the lobby circuit, the scandalous former diplomat Marc Grossman. The not-so-gradual resurrection of the old neocon cabal under the Obama administration, led by Hillary Clinton, should not come as a surprise. According to Washington insiders, Daniel Perle and Douglas Feith have been consulted more than a few times in their ‘unofficial’ capacity, but are not far down in the queue to receive ‘official’ acknowledgement. This shouldn’t come as a surprise; at least to those who’ve been following the steady momentum building at the Obama White House towards a soon-to-come Neocon Easter.

Hillary Clinton appointed Dennis Ross as Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia; a man well-known as a hard-core neocon, Paul Wolfowitz’ protégé, cofounder of the AIPAC sponsored Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and one of the loudest advocates for the Israel lobby. A man who is known to consider himself more Israeli than American; a Jewish American who is known to have spent ‘a lot of time’ in Israel to find his real identity-nationality.

We had Frederick Kagan, a neocon of choice for Mr. Obama, who was hired to manage General Petraeus on Afghanistan. A man whose father was born into a Jewish family in Lithuania; a man cherished by his bosses at the American Enterprise Institute; a man who authored the book, While America Sleeps, arguing in favor of a large increase in military spending and warned of future threats, including the imaginary WMD program in Iraq. We are talking about the man who was one of the main signatories of Project for the New American Century manifesto – the Neocon Bible. The man who was one of the Bush-Cheney administration’s favorite masterminds when it came to perpetual wars.

Let’s jump to our newest and by far the boldest Neocon addition to the Obama-Clinton Whitehouse. Marc Grossman is chosen by the administration to fill the seat vacated by Richard Holbrooke; another Jewish American Neocon who had been a man of choice for every administration in the last four decades. I suggest you read the article titled ‘Obama’s Neocon’ if you want to know a bit more about the old neocon shoes Mr. Grossman will be filling. As for our media’s usual sanitized version for Mr. Grossman’s background, the following by the neocon circle PR machine, the Washington Post, sums it up well:

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/02/16/obama-admini... ’s-neocon-easter/
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:28 AM
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1. Makes me sick that a Democratic Administration would have anything to do w neocons.
Neocon policy has done more to destroy this country than perhaps any other group. every day I feel less connected to the party I worked hard to get elected. :mad:

DISGUSTING!
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:34 AM
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2. Marc fucking Grossman
it gets worse and worse.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:37 AM
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3. What's wrong w appointing "the originator of the Plame Leak"?
"-Marc Grossman was the originator of the Plame Leak:
Marc Grossman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, prepares a memo about former ambassador Joseph Wilson’s trip to Niger to ascertain the truth or falsity of claims that Iraq had attempted to purchase uranium from that nation (see February 21, 2002-March 4, 2002). The memo refers explicitly to Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, as a CIA official and identifies her as Wilson’s wife, using the name “Valerie Wilson.” The second paragraph of the memo is marked with an “S,” denoting that Wilson is a covert operative for the agency."

source from the article posted in OP

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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:55 AM
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4. Marc Grossman, Daniel Perle
and Douglas Feith are not names I would ever have dreamed of seeing in a "Democratic" Administration, not even in my worst nightmares.
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