Another Two Articles for Your Perusal

I don’t have a guest commentary on this fine Thursday night. So instead I figured I would take the opportunity to hit on two different articles that I felt would make for some interesting commentary. I have a belief, and I will write more on this later, that national security will become once again one of the focus issues in the upcoming congressional election cycle. In fact, it may be the defining issue, even surpassing deficit spending and the economy. But overall, and again I will cover this in a full article coming soon, I believe that we may be more vulnerable in terms of national security than we have been in a very long time. These two articles play into this concept, but not completely. However, I am interested in hearing the take on these topics because we have not gotten into the subject of the first one very much and the second is a reversal of previous claims that our own resident pirate used in his argument against Iran’s nuclear ambitions. So here they are. Feel free to discuss away. I will do my best on Friday to jump in fairly often and offer my thoughts as well. and as always, you can use this thread to post articles that you want to talk about as well.
Are We More Vulnerable today than in September 11 2001

Cabinet Positions are Too Tough to Keep up With!

I had a request tonight for a running update on the selections for the President Elect’s Cabinet. Initially this looked like a good post topic, as I have had a lot of people calling me to ask about the people selected. While others have no idea who I am talking about when I mention one. However after some contemplation, I have decided to not do separate posts for these picks. They would simply be too long and update too often. I have instead decided to have a page up there at the top of the blog where the picks will be updated as they are announced along with my thoughts and analysis on each one. The page will be titled “Obama’s Cabinet Picks”. We can have discussions there around the picks and it will keep that page right up here near the top where it needs to be. So Check it out as it gets updated over the next couple of days and learn who these folks are that are being chosen to be in Obama’s new Cabinet.

Keep Your Friends Close, Keep Your Enemies Closer….

Our new President Elect gave, in my opinion, one of the best acceptance speeches I can remember on the night of November 4. Calls for hope and hard work, a special channeling of Martin Luther King, a good Sheople (people behaving like sheep) moment with the “Yes We Can” recitations. But I remember most being “inspired” by his call to eliminate partisan politics during these desperate times. I remember saying to my wife that if he can do what his speech says, perhaps he will be a good President. The next day came the selection of Rahm Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff. Now we are hearing that he is considering as his Secretary of State….. are you ready? Hillary Clinton. 
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