Monday, December 01, 2008

'A rebalancing of America’s national security portfolio'

By Creature

Obama introduces his national security team:

[A]ll three of his choices -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as the rival turned secretary of state; Gen. James L. Jones, the former NATO commander, as national security adviser, and Robert M. Gates, the current and future defense secretary -- have embraced a sweeping shift of priorities and resources in the national security arena.

The shift would create a greatly expanded corps of diplomats and aid workers that, in the vision of the incoming Obama administration, would be engaged in projects around the world aimed at preventing conflicts and rebuilding failed states.

If picking a centrist (arguably hawkish) national security team keeps the right cowed enough to push this progressive, talk first, talk a lot, bomb never foreign policy then I'm all for this team.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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