Obama has now presented his security team, a racially-mixed, politically-mixed, gender-mixed team that seems to be very comfortable together. Obama talked about his strategic view:
To succeed, we must pursue a new strategy that skillfully uses, balances, and integrates all elements of American power: our military and diplomacy; our intelligence and law enforcement; our economy and the power of our moral example. The team that we have assembled here today is uniquely suited to do just that. In their past service and plans for the future, these men and women represent all of those elements of American power, and the very best of the American example. They have served in uniform and as diplomats; they have worked as legislators, law enforcement officials, and executives. They share my pragmatism about the use of power, and my sense of purpose about America’s role as a leader in the world.
That’s it, he ties them together. Now, my hope is that quite soon after January 20th, he will gather this same group together and officially revoke the "Bush Doctrine" of attack before we are attacked. I can see why he didn’t do it today…Bush is still in charge. But if we are going to get the world behind us again, the Bush Doctrine has to go. Under The LobsterScope