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Mr. Jones is basically telling us the National Security Council is run by Henry Kissinger. The NSC is the principal forum used by Obama for considering national security and foreign policy matters. Biden, Clinton, Geithner, Gates, Mullen, Emanuel, Summers, and others are listed as participants, but not Henry Kissinger.
In 2006, the Associated Press reported that Kissinger advised Bush and Cheney, a fact included in Bob Woodward’s book “State of Denial.”
In other words, the Bush and Obama administrations — never mind the “change” rhetoric — receive the same advice (instructions) from the ruling elite.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
IMO, he meant it as a joke.
I didnt' see this anywhere on the boards ..
Please show me anywhere in his speech it backs up that he takes orders from Kissinger? The fact that he names two other NSA Chiefs also shows he was joking.
So let me say a few words about what the National Security Council does and how President Obama has asked that I approach my job as National Security Adviser
Remarks by National Security Adviser Jones at 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy
Published February 8, 2009
Speaker: James L. Jones
"Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today ..."
Source : CFR
Who We Are
The Scowcroft Group is managed directly by Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor to President George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford. Our principals bring extensive experience in business and government coupled with extraordinary regional expertise in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. Our team of bipartisan professionals has demonstrated prowess in the political economy of emerging markets, and strong relationships with key political and industry decision-makers.
Source : The Scowcroft Group
After leaving the Clinton administration, Berger became chairman of Stonebridge International, an international advisory firm he co-founded in 2001 which focuses on aiding companies in their expansion into markets such as Brazil, China, India, and Russia. Berger is also Chairman of the DB Zwirn Global Advisory Board, an international investment fund and merchant capital provider founded in 2001 and with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Berger is an Advisory Board member for the Partnership for a Secure America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to recreating the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy. He also serves on the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Doha Center.
Source : Wikipedia