Monday, March 21, 2011

Obama's Warrior Women

Robert Dreyfuss explains:
So three or four of Obama’s advisers, all women, wanted war against Libya. 

We’d like to think that women in power would somehow be less pro-war, but in the Obama administration at least it appears that the bellicosity is worst among Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice [Mr. Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations] and Samantha Power [a senior aide at the National Security Council]. All three are liberal interventionists, and all three seem to believe that when the United States exercises military force it has some profound, moral, life-saving character to it. Far from it. Unless President Obama’s better instincts manage to reign in his warrior women—and happily, there’s a chance of that—the United States could find itself engaged in open war in Libya, and soon. The troika pushed Obama into accepting the demands of neoconservatives, such as Joe Lieberman, John McCain and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, along with various other liberal interventionists outside the administration, such as John Kerry. They rode roughshod over the realists in the administration....
Similarly, the Washington Post reports that yet another administration woman, Gayle Smith, joined Ben Rhodes and the troika of other women to push for war: “Obama’s decision to participate in military operations marks a victory for a faction of liberal interventionists within the administration, including Rice, Rhodes and National Security Council senior directors Samantha Power and Gayle Smith.” Opposed, or leaning against, were Secretary of Defense Gates, Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, and John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chief.


  1. Gurl Power !!!!
    let's get with it.
    Chicks can be odious warmongers also.
    Remember Madeleine "it's worth it" Albright justifying the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children.

  2. Obama even through US diplomatic emissary's Obama attempts to get German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pass along his requests to other leaders. Barack Obama the long legged Mack Daddy, likes to use women like some back street hustler looking for leaving no fingerprints on any crime scene.