Following the Tuesday massacre at the polls three weeks ago it was inevitable that President Barack Obama would find scapegoats for he and the Democrats’ own dismal failures. The first marquee name blood sacrifice is that of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The early consensus seemed to be that Hagel was a bad fit although stories have begun to seep out that the real reason for his ouster is that he was shanked in the back by Obama’s inner circle of advisors. Chief among those who appear to have their fingerprints on the blood dripping dagger protruding from between Hagel’s shoulder blades is El Presidente's pride and joy Susan Rice.
Rice is likely still harboring a serious grudge over her embarrassing smack down by Republicans to replace Queen Hillary the Inevitable as Secretary of State. She is the bookend of Obama's duo of insane, ball-busting liberal interventionist bitches that also includes the deranged U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power. Power is the wife of the notorious Cass Sunstein, a stone fascist who has future Supreme Court Justice stamped all over him. The two of them are adherents to the foreign policy school best described by Australian journalist John Pilger as “Improve or We’ll Kill you” liberalism and are Hillary intimates.
It is now being reported by sources across the political spectrum that the decision to dump Hagel, a Vietnam veteran whose treatment has been disgraceful (although his performance hasn’t been very good either) was made by Rice. The conservative website Breitbart.com has a piece “Report: Hagel Clashed With Susan Rice Before He Was Fired” whichstates that:
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reportedly had a disagreement with Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice before he was removed by President Obama this week. The New York Times reports Hagel had “a dispute” with Rice over Obama’s policy on Syria.
Hagel remained skeptical of the Obama administration’s actions in Syria. Last month, he sent a two page memo detailing his concerns about the policy. According to the Times, Hagel pointed out that Obama’s policy was “in danger of unraveling“ because it didn’t clarify its position toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Other analysts confirmed the Times report.
“He had a crappy relationship with Susan Rice,” Steve Clemons, the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation tells NBC News.
The mainstream Politico, the “inside baseball” of the D.C. Beltway circle jerk also weighed in with a piece entitled “Dysfunction Washington can agree on” from which I excerpt:
It isn’t often that left, right and center agree about the Obama White House. But the firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week produced a near-unanimous reaction: President Obama’s foreign policy team is dysfunctional and in need of a stronger tonic than the exit of a low-profile cabinet member with a light policy footprint.
Both Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and The New York Times editorial page agreed that, in the words of the Times, Hagel “was not the core of the Obama administration’s military problem. That lies with the president and a national security policy that has too often been incoherent and shifting at a time of mounting international challenges” and “tightly controlled… by a small group of aides.”
McCain, for his part, told a radio interviewer that his friend Hagel “was never really brought into that real tight circle inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into the incredible debacle that we’re in today throughout the world.”
Senator McCain, well into the late stages of terminal derangement is usually as full of crap as a Christmas goose but his comments here are like that proverbial broken clock that is right twice a day. The foreign policy team of Obama is a disaster although a meddlesome, manipulative gaggle of Obama bots like Rice, Power, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and the embarrassing buffoon John Kerry bear more of the blame than Hagel. You can also add the Machiavellian Valerie Jarrett, a longtime Chicago crony of the pope of false hope and chump change to the mix as well.
More disturbing is that the move reeks of the typical politics of cynicism that Americans have come to recognize as an Obama administration trademark. The Democrats are going to need to immunize themselves from being called out as “chicken” and "terrorist sympathizers" as the brutal 2016 campaign season gets ready to kick off. The exit of Hagel, who was allegedly brought in to manage the winding down of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and trim the fat at the Pentagon budget will herald the appointment of some bloodthirsty fiend who will give Democrats the cover that they need.
Obama has already re-committed U.S. troops to Iraq and just secretly re-escalated military action in Afghanistan. It really ill serves America when the lives of our servicemen and women are nothing more than pieces in a big political game but that is the way that the bastards who run this show think. None other than Henry Kissinger himself once referred to those with boots on the ground as"dumb, stupid animals to be used" as pawns for foreign policy.
But at the end of the day the shit-canning of Hagel, a Vietnam veteran comes down to the one thing that it always does with the Obama regime and that is an amoral political calculus of the type that Kissinger made famous with his “realpolitik”. By the way, Hillary is polishing all the right apples with the elite with her fawning review of Kissinger’s new book "World Order" as she contemplates a new color scheme for the Oval Office decor.
Despite his many obvious faults George W. Bush at least believed in something outside of cheap political gain when he sent U.S. forces into harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whether you agreed with Bush or not there was at least some form of honesty there. Not like with Obama and his pack of loons and killer banshees who will march thousands into the meat grinder for cheap politics merrily “God Bless the U.S.A” while they twirl the handle.