Getting advice from all corners
Reader comment on: Obama and Brzezinski
Submitted by benjamin (United States), Apr 8, 2010 11:04
I am very pleased that our current president is comfortable receiving advice from all corners. he invited in all of the NSA's from previous administrations, not just Carter's. Is it a terrible idea to get a variety of viewpoints from people? Perhaps we would not have entered Iraq had Bush been a little more open to hearing opposing views. According to Politico's coverage of the meeting, Obama did not agree (or disagree) with what was said by anyone. Colin Powell (Reagan's NSA), along with Scowcroft and Brzezinski all agreed on the basic idea that the US needs to put forth its own plan. It makes a whole lot of sense that a current administration would consult the past to try to learn from their successes and failures. Why are we critical of this?
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
Because Obama was misleading about it during the campaign. How do you think voters would have reacted if he said that he'd be taking foreign policy advice from Cheney and Rumsfeld because he is comfortable receiving advice from all corners?
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