A Little Background Info On Obama’s New Anti-Military National Security Adviser

pic of Tom Donilon via AP

Obama’s National Security Adviser, Marine General Jim Jones resigned on Friday, and is being replaced by political operative Tom Donilon.

Any thoughts people were having that Obama might move to the center after the Dem shellacking in November can now be officially put to rest.

John, at Powerline provides a little background information on the President’s new National Security Adviser:

For a long time, Donilon lived his life from presidential campaign to campaign.

The Democratic operative worked on his first Democratic National Convention at 24, and he’s been helping elect candidates ever since. He has worked for Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Joseph R. Biden. …

He was a registered lobbyist from 1999 through 2005, and his sole client was Fannie Mae. … His brother is Michael C. Donilon, a counselor to Vice President Joseph R. Biden. His wife, Cathy Russell, is Jill Biden’s chief of staff.

Andrew McCarthy notes that Defense Sec. Robert Gates had been quoted as saying that Tom Donilon would be “a disaster” if appointed national security adviser.

According to Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, which has somehow gotten less attention at the Times than Woodward’s Bush-era tomes, Gates described Donilon, as clueless when it comes to the military and was deeply offended by the disrespect the former Fannie Mae lobbyist showed to senior military leadership.

The RNC has a profile on the Dem political operative who is now Obama’s Natl Security Adviser, here.

Feel safer now, proles? We are truly in the best of hands, huh? Good thing we can absorb another attack”.

UPDATE:

Doug Ross has more: Beautiful. Obama’s New National Security Adviser Had a Direct Hand In Destroying The Housing Market As Fannie Mae Executive

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6 thoughts on “A Little Background Info On Obama’s New Anti-Military National Security Adviser

  1. Why would Donilon’s appointment surprise anyone? Obama’s open hostility towards the military is well-documented, dating back to his brief stint in the Senate.

    It’s just more of the left’s constant attempt to appease the rest of the world, seeing they are ashamed of the fact that the US is the world’s preeminent military power. In fact, they won’t be happy (if that’s possible) until the US blends more seamlessly into the perceived new global hierarchy (remember, Obama is a “citizen of the world”). Which means the US will have to give some (read “dumb down”) on their military and economic might. Marxist social justice at any cost, you know.

    There aren’t enough psychologists/psychiatrists in the world to counsel these leftists back to mental health. They’re all emotional victims who view themselves as being just a little bit smarter than your average bear.

    Unfortunately, America will have to endure two-plus more years of this cabal until the 2012 elections. But, also unfortunately, a lot more damage can (will?) be wreaked in that time span.

    “We” @ http://heir2freedom.blogspot.com/

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  2. Well, I suppose Donilon will make a fine “National INsecurity Advisor.”

    I’ve got a ten-spot that says Donilon’s tenure will be nasty, brutish, and short: he’ll be gone by the end of 2011, especially if the GOP retakes Capitol Hill.

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