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Posted on Oct 8, 2010

The Obama administration has seen another key player out the door. This time, it’s national security adviser James Jones, whom Obama thanked for his “sacrifices” in his announcement in the White House’s Rose Garden on Friday. Who’s next? 

Here’s some scuttlebutt about Jones’ departure on Politico.  —KA

Los Angeles Times:

“Given the multiple crises we have inherited,” said Obama, citing Jones experience as NATO commander and Marine Corps commandant, “he called on all of these experiences as national security advisor.”

Jones’ departure comes amid a larger turnover of staffers in the Obama White House this fall. Just a week ago, Obama announced in the East Room that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was leaving.

Several other changes in personnel are forthcoming, the result of what White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the “natural life expectancy” in the administration’s pressure-cooker jobs.

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By samosamo, October 9, 2010 at 10:26 am Link to this comment


All to prove the dysfunctionality of o, and his
cabal, trying to make and direct military decisions
for his wars all the while dissuading his large
coterie of fools from actually just leaving
afghanistan, pakistan and IRAQ. The military
industrial congressional financial cia complex will
never stand for that one iota.

So perhaps o just does serve 1 term, anyone
replacing him will just make no change in the
‘landscape’, the replacement will be as bad or
worse the last 50 or 60 years of fools.

As p. henry says, there are plenty more turncoats
in the barrel who want a chance. Goes hand in
hand with what o’s real campaign promise was,
‘CHANCES, we can believe in’.

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By Hammond Eggs, October 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm Link to this comment

There are hundreds, even thousands, of puffed-up incompetent egomaniacs and sociopaths standing a few inches behind this guy waiting for The Big Hard-On.  They are screaming and jumping up and down like the audience on “The Price Is Right”.  Choose me!  Choose me!

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By PatrickHenry, October 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm Link to this comment

No worries, plenty more where he came from.

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