Monday, November 09, 2009

Rosa Brooks, Obama's Advisor's "Czar", says Obama ended War on Terror

Obama appointed Rosa Brooks as one of his advisors' "czars" -- Senior Advisor to Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

Reportedly named after communist radical Rosa Luxemburg, Rosa Brooks is the daughter of prominent Democrat Socialist of America member, and Progressives for Obama founder, Barbara Ehrenreich.

Brooks is a well known "liberal" newspaper writer for the LA Times. She also served as Special Counsel to the President at George Soros' Open Society Institute.

Rosa Brooks left the LA Times for this position at the Pentagon, which she refers to as her “personal government bailout.” However, she wants a government program for her ex-colleagues, in the form of an news industry-wide bailout, because she believes that we need journalism to keep government honest, and the best way to keep it honest is for the government to control journalism.

Read it again.

Who really believes that?

Brooks wrote about this:

"If newspapers become mostly infotainment websites — if the number of well-trained investigative journalists dwindles still further — and if we’re soon left with nothing but the yapping heads who dominate cable “news” and talk radio, how will we recognize, or hope to forestall, impending national and global crises? How will we know if government officials have made terrible mistakes, as even the best will sometimes do? How will we know if government officials have told us terrible lies, as the worst have sometimes done? A decimated, demoralized and under-resourced press corps hardly questioned the Bush administration’s flimsy case for war in Iraq — and the price for that failure will be paid for generations."


Brooks was also former counsel to billionaire George Soros’ Open Societies Institute.

As Newsmax reports: In 2007, Brooks wrote: “Thanks to U.S. policies, al-Qaida has become the vast global threat the administration imagined it to be in 2001.”

In some of her more extreme published comments, Brooks said,

-“Many innocent civilians suffered in the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, but it’s more accurate to attribute their suffering to the prolongation of the war itself, rather than to the U.S. withdrawal as such.”

-Labeled Iraq pre-war intelligence as “the Bush administration’s cooking of the intelligence books.”

-Praised President Obama’s “end[ing] of the war on terror” “with just a few words and strokes of his pen.”


-Insisted Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney “should be treated like psychotics who need treatment”

-Compared the Bush administration’s legal arguments on the war on terror with Adolf Hitler’s use of political propaganda.

I talk about Brooks on the show today. For more information on her you can listen onlin now at the link below.

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