People exaggerated Hagel’s views and tried to describe him as a non-interventionist. But his views more closely align with Obama’s as far as engaging in conventional conflicts.
Brennan similarly represents a continuation of Obama policy so far, an unsurprising fact considering he shaped much of Obama’s counter-terrorism policies – like the drone war – himself.
c.i. passed that over. we've been talking about how hard it's been in the last 2 weeks to get a truest. we've only had 1 'truest of the week' each week the last 2 weeks at 3rd estate sunday review.
last week, barney frank was a potential and he would have given us 2.
but c.i. said to all of us, 'if you want to vote for barney frank, go for it. i won't vote for him but i won't blackball his statement. i will point out that the reason we rarely give politician's a truest is because they rarely stick to their word and by tuesday, if not sooner, barney will be backtracking on hagel. i promise you that.'
so we backed off barney. and money brought barney backtracking on hagel.
(c.i. can really tell when some 1's about to cave.)
so we were talking, she and i, about how difficult it was to find a truest. and we both agreed to be on the look out for some so that hopefully we could have 2 next sunday.
she found glaser, specifically, the 1st 2 sentences i quoted above, and he will be our nominee. if we're lucky, we'll find another 1 and, if we're really lucky, sunday will bring 2 truests of the week.
that would be nice.
and congratulations to glaser for telling some significant truth.
i appreciate that. i consider him now to be the non-phyllis bennis. and i mean that as a compliment.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'