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December 01, 2008

Obama Names National Security Team

No surprises but makes official what has been leaking over the last week or so.

President-elect Obama officially announced his national security team today, naming Hillary Clinton, a top rival for the Democratic nomination who he sparred with on foreign policy, as his Secretary of State.

Obama also retained Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Pentagon, named former Marine Commandant and NATO Supreme Allied Commander retired Gen. James L. Jones as his national security adviser, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security and campaign foreign policy adviser and Africa expert Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations.

Additionally, Obama officially named Eric Holder attorney general.

Elections have consequences.

Slublog has a link in the headlines to a post at the Campaign Spot that recaps some of the greatest hits from UN Ambassador designee Susan Rice. I particularly like this one...

On March 6, Rice said of Obama and Hillary Clinton, "they're both not ready to have that 3 am phone call."

That's comforting. Here's hoping Robert Gates has all the calls forwarded to him.


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