“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I love these insider books about presidents because it's interesting to read about what goes on behind the doors of the most powerful office in the world. I'm going to read Panetta's book and as far as I'm concerned he has a lot of credibility. However I do think he should have waited until president Obama was out of office before he released the book. I don't think presidents should have to look over their shoulder to see which insider is outing their private conversations and second guessing them while they're trying to run the country, or in Obama's case, while he's trying to tee off.
PBS commentator Bill Moyers had made similar points throughout the run up to the Iraq War, and prior to a national press conference on the Iraq War Moyers correctly predicted "at least a dozen times during this press conference he [the President] will invoke 9/11 and Al Qaeda to justify a preemptive attack on a country that has not attacked America. But the White House press corps will ask no hard questions tonight about those claims." Moyers later also denounced the complicity of the press in the administration's campaign for the war, saying that the media "surrendered its independence and skepticism to join with [the U.S.] government in marching to war," and that the administration "needed a compliant press, to pass on their propaganda as news and cheer them on.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Last edited by Navy Pride; 10-07-14 at 10:58 PM.
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."