In mostly republican Administrations starting with Reagan then Bush then Clinton then a Bush again ( an extremely rare feat to be viewed as an honest
subject matter expert FIRST - partisan last regardless of party in power), is now viewed as a politcal 'hack' and desperately trying to sell a
What do you believe the profits are going to be off a political tome? Being an avid reader, I can't for the life of me recall ANY political book that
made the author independently wealthy. CBS having a financial stake in one book does not even equate to 1 quarters worth of TV ads from a single
college hoops broadcast- so this holds no water either.
An axe to grind for not getting a "promotion"? That might have legs except for the fact that he had regular meetings with Bush and his input was
consistently ignored because it was opposite to the PNAC initiative of taking Iraq under any guise necessary - resigning was his only possible option.
That Cheney readily admits to keeping the terror point man out of the loop in order to facilitate the political machinations, covered in a rightous
front of "Fighting Terror", should be your laser focus.
So now the revisionist history is that Fox News Analyst
Mansoor Ijaz was a Clinton administration appointment!?!
He was in no position to have any intiative "blocked", as any waterboy is not calling signals in the huddle.
As for knowing which side of his bread is buttered on:
"Ijaz is founder and chairman of The Crescent Partnerships, a series of New York-based private equity partnerships focused exclusively on the
development of national security technologies. The firm’s partners include retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson, former director of
President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Turkey’s Global Group. Former CIA Director James Woolsey serves as vice chairman of Crescent’s
Board of Governors. "
I wonder where a Chairman of the Board, whose investments deal with the machines & technology of war, comes down on this type of administration that
we have with Bush & Co.? Very very good for business, no?
Now doing a simple search on Mr.Ijaz finds him to be the darling of Fox news, NewsMax ( where some have sourced Ijaz's anti-Clarke spiel) the
National review and basically all the Right Wing warping-of-reality-portals that were established to undermine non-GOP initiatives.
As a man who rose in the ranks, regardless of part in power based on his talent, his book and charges should be given a full vetting. He's been
universally described as obssessed with American security....so of course he would favor a Kerry WhiteHouse, even though he's not stated as
such.....the alternative scares the crap out of him & most of us......only diffrence is that the "Mayberry Machivellis he knows from the inside out.