Really?DOD Announces New Defense Policy Board MembersSecretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta today announced the following new members to the Defense Policy Board: Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state; Jamie Gorelick, former deputy attorney general; Jane Harman, former U.S. congresswoman; Retired Gen. James Cartwright, former vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Retired Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations.
Shall we review?
- Madeleine Albright. C-.
"What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?"Nothing more needs to be said there.
- Jamie Gorelick. F. What do you want to talk about first, the fact she created the CIA-FBI wall that resulted in a large part for our inability to prevent the attacks of 911, or the fact that she sat on the board of Freddie Mac as it created the conditions for the financial collapse of 2007-09?
- Jane Harman? B. You could do worse from a Democrat administration, I guess. If you wanted a former member of Congress and you were a Democrat; she is on the short list of people who could at least understand the issues.
- Cartwright? A-. You know my opinion of the guy - but he is qualified; I just think he is wrong about the Constitutional role of the military.
- Roughead? D. OK. Look at the condition of ships, shipbuilding, and readiness when he became CNO - then when he left. That isn't even folding in his Cultural Marxism advocacy via his racialist fetish.