Feel safer now?
This, of course, is only to be expected and part of the pattern. After all, if the U.S. War College hires professors who apologize for the terrorist organization Hamas and intentionally shelter students from Islamist doctrines of violence, what can one expect from DoD advisers?
“DoD Hires LA Times Columnist Who Belittled Al Qaeda Threat,” by John McCormack for the Weekly Standard, April 16:
LA Times columnist Rosa Brooks once wrote that al Qaeda was “little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs, well financed and intermittently lethal but relatively limited in their global and regional political pull. On 9/11, they got lucky. . . . Thanks to U.S. policies, al Qaeda has become the vast global threat the administration imagined it to be in 2001.” She’s now headed to Obama’s Defense Department.
An email floating around the Hill:
LA Times columnist Rosa Brooks recently announced to her readers that she will “soon be starting a stint at the Pentagon as an advisor to the undersecretary of Defense for policy.” In her time in academia and as a newspaper columnist, some of the more interesting policy positions Ms. Brooks has advocated include:
“George W. Bush and Dick Cheney . . . should be treated like psychotics who need treatment. . . . Impeachment’s not the solution to psychosis, no matter how flagrant. But despite their impressive foresight in other areas, the framers unaccountably neglected to include an involuntary civil commitment procedure in the Constitution. . . . Congress can act to remedy that constitutional oversight. The goal: Get Bush and Cheney committed to an appropriate inpatient facility, where they can get the treatment they so desperately need.” [See here.][…]
Asserted that prior to 9/11, al Qaeda “was little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs, well financed and intermittently lethal but relatively limited in their global and regional political pull. On 9/11, they got lucky. . . . Thanks to U.S. policies, al Qaeda has become the vast global threat the administration imagined it to be in 2001.” [See here.]
A more knowledgeable official charged with evaluating threats to the United States might recognize that bin Laden and Islamist terrorists have always professed as their goal, as the 9/11 Commission found throughout its report, “America is the font of all evil, the “˜head of the snake,” and it must be converted or destroyed.” 9/11 Commission Final Report, p. 362.
Labeled Iraq pre-war intelligence as “the Bush Administration’s cooking of the intelligence books.” Rosa Brooks, LA Times May 22, 2008 (no longer available on web site)[…]
Praised President Obama’s “end[ing] of the war on terror” “with just a few words and strokes of his pen,” even though Osama bin Laden’s retraction of his declaration of war against the United States is nowhere to be found. [See here.]…