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President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.
Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Ah, Secretary of Defense should be a war monger...
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I think it's as tone deaf as anything humanly possible to the concerns or feelings of the Military.
He could pick dozens...maybe hundreds...of good, left democrats and ones who the Military would all respect or just not know enough to have an opinion. Why him though?? I honestly can't imagine another high profile figure with an equally muddy rep. Earned or not, perception is what matters and this is .... Secretary of Defense for goodness sakes. It matters a lot, IMO.