Before she was a far-left columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Rosa Brooks was once counsel to Soros’ Open Societies Institute. Now she’s the “principal adviser” to Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, the Pentagon’s No. 3 official and top policymaker.
So begins the Investor’s Business Daily report, guaranteed to make you sit up and take notice at the insidious intrusions into the highest areas of government.
As an example IBD writes: Rosa Brooks has echoed the assertions of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and others that we had it coming on 9/11 and that al-Qaida was an exaggerated threat exploited to invade Iraq. In a September 2006 column titled “Our Torturer-In-Chief,” (referencing President George W. Bush) she wrote: “Today the chickens are coming home to roost.” Sound familiar?
IBD further asserts that in 2007, Brooks dismissed Osama bin Laden’s group as “little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs, well-financed and intermittently lethal, but relatively limited in their global and regional political pull.” Tell that to the people of New York, Madrid, London or her colleagues at the Pentagon who remember one of al-Qaida’s “intermittently lethal” little pinpricks.
According to her, “On 9/11, they got lucky . . . . Thanks to U.S. policies, al-Qaida has become the vast global threat the administration imagined it to be in 2001.” Imagined it to be? This is the person who will be a Pentagon adviser on policy?
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