Antiwar groups fear Barack Obama may create hawkish Cabinet


Antiwar groups and other liberal activists are increasingly concerned at signs that Barack Obama’s national security team will be dominated by appointees who favored the Iraq invasion and hold hawkish views on other important foreign policy issues.

The activists are uneasy not only about signs that both Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates could be in the Obama Cabinet, but at reports suggesting that several other short-list candidates for top security posts backed the decision to go to war.

ht Hot Air

My first reaction was BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then I realized how totally PWND these people have been. Pres Obama’s gonna take office, and one of the first things he does (just like Bill Clinton did) was order airstrikes. Odds are it’ll be against Iran. If he was sincere about “talking” with Iran, he’d do it now as their nucular program is bringing the world to the brink of disaster. It’s not a matter you just sorta…fit in after 9 Innaugural balls. No. Nu-uh. World’s on the brink, UN inspectors say they could already have a bomb, world and DNC says that’s a “game-changer”; unacceptable. This isn’t a wait around and talk when you feel like it bit. He knows talks are not likely to do anything. He knows the UN’s already tried sanctions as has the US. He knows what it’s gonna take.

…and now the most fervent opponents of the war in Iraq are afraid they’ve elected a hawk? Hard to imagine they’ll have the courage to realize they were misled in 2002-2008 by the DNC.

This is just CLASSIC! I can’t believe it’s happening before January let alone December!

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Funny Scott, but that was exactly my reaction. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I just hope they’re right. I may disagree with our president-elect, but I truly wish him well since the security of our nation hangs in the balance. I sincerely HOPE things will not be as bad as I fear.

Hmmm … Obama, a bit stronger than Jimmy Carter? I’ll wait on that until the actual appointments are made.

In terms of Hillary becoming Secretary of State, there are some risks. The major concern is how much of the foreign policy will be Obama and how much will be Clinton, or will it be a hybrid? With regard to Gates staying on as SecDef, that’s not likely.

obama owes so many people favors for helping to pave his way that we can only guess at what the finished product of his cabinet will be. when you have a man with no experience trying to run this nation he will have to surround himself with many people who are much smarter than he is. makes you wonder how the dumbass was even elected.

You gotta hear this 90 minute blogradio on why the media has a blackout of the looming Obama Birth Certificate Constitutional Crisis:

Awwww, this headline is so touching. Was this the same group using violent street tactics in St. Paul. Hmmm, yeah, we should be listening to these peaceniks.

What amazes me is how Janet Napolitano might become Secretary of Homeland Security yet she has done nothing in my state (Arizona) to combat illegal immigration and shuns Joe Arpaio for actually doing his job as sheriff.

I think the big kicker in all of this is how Obama wants to “change” Washington and get rid of all the old faces that haven’t don’t anything for the American people; yet look at all the people he is appointing to his cabinet… damn ironic if I don’t say so myself.

He can keep Luger on the list. That RINO needs replaced anyway.