Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Obama's National Security DREAM TEAM!

Barack Obama has announced his National Security Team:

Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York and former First Lady, will serve as Secretary of State.

Secretary Robert Gates, the current Secretary of Defense, will continue to serve in that role.

Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General and a former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, will serve as Attorney General.

Janet Napolitano, Governor and former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, will serve as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Susan E. Rice, a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Obama for America campaign, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, will serve as Ambassador to the United Nations.

General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret), former Allied Commander, Europe, and Commander of the United States European Command, will serve as National Security Advisor.

This announcement gives me a lot of confidence in his ability to manage and lead. Although I am a "Card Caring Member of Liberal Left" I respect Barack Obama's decision to place people with many different views and opinions in his cabinet. That is the kind of leadership we need right now. I do believe he has a responsibility to the American People to be the President of the WHOLE United States not just the Left Wing or the Right wing.

With that being said he also must not forget what wing of the country got him elected. The Progressive Movement went above and beyond the call of duty, spending a lot of their time and money to see STRONG PROGRESSIVES get elected so that they can PUSH for Strong Progressive Policies that will benefit the Country as a whole not just the Progressive Wing. I believe that this is what Barack Obama will do. He will hear EVERYONE out, but he will be the one setting the AGENDA not his advisers or cabinet members. So, I say to all my fellow Liberals and Progressives, it really doesn't matter if he has a whole Team of Progressives (Although that wouldn't be a bad thing). What matters is that WE make sure that his administration sticks to the promises they made to PUSH For STRONG PROGRESSIVE Policies. That is our responsiblity as American citizens to hold our elected officials accountable.