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Scowcroft – Obama

24 Nov

Obama’s ties to former Bush I National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft are examined by the Wall Street Journal:

Many of the Republicans emerging as potential members of the Obama administration have professional and ideological ties to Brent Scowcroft, a former national-security adviser turned public critic of the Bush White House.

Mr. Scowcroft spoke by phone with President-elect Barack Obama last week, the latest in a months-long series of conversations between the two men about defense and foreign-policy issues, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The relationship between the president-elect and the Republican heavyweight suggests that Mr. Scowcroft’s views, which place a premium on an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, might hold sway in the Obama White House.

I thought getting rid of Saddam Hussein and making Iraq “stable” was supposed to be good for Israel – that was the neoconservative rationale, after all. See how stable the Middle East is now?

Is it January 20th yet?