From Within Our Own Government Powerful Forces Confront Obama.
I make no pretense of my outspokenness. I make no contentions, as I neither voted for Barack Obama or John McCain. I protested the process with a clear-conscience vote for Mark Twain, exactly as I said I would.
I have only slowly grown to value the opportunities the Obama Presidency present. He will have a chance to grab at the brass ring.
I make no bones about the prissy yes-men Obama has thus far recruited for his cabinet. Not one of them is legitimate. Not one of them, other than Paul Volcker, impresses me.
And unfortunately Paul Volcker is 81 years old, which is not the best time in life to be mud wrestling with a bunch of prima donnas like the rest of the swarmy Obama picks.
Should I dare say, lipstick on little squealing suckling pigs? That is how impressed I am.
Reading here this morning another story from Cherada I took in another picture of Vladimir Putin. Putin is shown with the Indian Prime Minister, Singh.
I am convinced there are men in the CIA who deal with Putin on a very cordial and mutually reassuring level. I am convinced of that thoroughly. Putin is a very unique and capable leader. He has everyone's respect.
George Bush saw it in Putin's eyes, the determination to do that which will advance the cause of Russia, and he trusted that.
The goal of Putin's determination requires getting along with the U.S. And over the relatively longer term that Putin will remain in office, that means getting along with the CIA.
Everyone knows, Putin is no dummy, far from it.
Vladimir Putin is also an imminently moral man, if not one of the paragons of human morality in our lifetime.
Vladimir Putin was chosen for his office by Boris Yeltsin.
Boris Yeltsin chose Putin for two reasons. He is a capable man. He is a moral man.
There are no other reasons to choose a successor.
Some will say, "No, Vladimir Putin is a dangerous dictator, and a ruthless tyrant."
To which I would say, Walk in his shoes.
Enter stage left, Barack Obama, and not through the back door either.
A unique opportunity presents itself.
Barack Obama should right now be reaching out to Vladimir Putin, to let him know, that if he has any problems with the CIA, he can come to The Office of the President, to Barack Obama's Office, and get a second hearing of any issue raised with the CIA.
Barack Obama needs to make it clear, the CIA does not run the country.
This would be a stunner, were Barack Obama to prove himself capable enough to usurp and de-throne the CIA tyrants who have made so much clandestined war throughout this troubled world.
There is only one way to do it, Barack.
You need to get ahold of Vladimir Putin right away.
Meet with him.
Understand, you are going to come off as very wet behind the ears, a nice enough fella, but just a bit naive, even clownish.
But Barack, just get a compelling picture of Vladimir Putin interacting your two girls. And by it, you will have won the heart and affection of this man, Vladimir Putin.
And by this simple homespun deed, you will have pulled off the bureaucratic coup of the Century by taking back the mantle of leadership in foreign policy from the CIA.
If you accomplish just this, Barack Obama, I will vote for you in 2012.