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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Brent Scowcroft

RIP, a pretty terrific public servant.

Broke with George W. Who? over Iraq.

Not sure if he was permitted back in the fold after the ***** crowed, or not.

Generally, no.

 

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bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Brent Scowcroft

Our daughter had the opportunity to spend a semester sitting in on a national security “round table” group co-chaired by Scowcroft and Chuck Hagel while she was in Graduate School in D.C. in 2006. 

The one thing I recall her saying, and I’ll be interested now as to what else she has to say with this news, is that the members couldn’t stress enough that while there was so much gnashing of teeth and concern coming from so many quarters about China and Iran the real threat to the U.S. and fellow democracies was Russia. 

Edmund55
Senior Contributor

Re: Brent Scowcroft

(The one thing I recall her saying, and I’ll be interested now as to what else she has to say with this news, is that the members couldn’t stress enough that while there was so much gnashing of teeth and concern coming from so many quarters about China and Iran the real threat to the U.S. and fellow democracies was Russia.) 

And then by 2012: 

Romney first warned of Russia as a primary foe in March 2016, weeks after Obama was caught on an open mic telling a Russian official he would have more flexibility to negotiate missile sites after he won the election and was in his second term -- a position Romney and Republicans criticized as capitulating to Russia. "This is without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe. They fight for every cause for the world's worst actors," Romney said of Russia.

"The 1980s, they're now calling to ask for their foreign policy back," Obama said, seeking to paint Romney as out of touch on a key foreign policy issue.

And Madeleine Albright in 2012: Albright appeared in a video on the official Twitter feed for the Democratic Party, responding to then-GOP candidate Mitt Romney's assertion that Russia was the "number-one geopolitical foe" of the United States. According to Albright, Romney's statement was proof that he had "little understanding of what was actually going on in the 21st Century [and] he is not up to date and that is a very dangerous aspect [of his candidacy]".

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Brent Scowcroft

Eerrr

Those people weren’t expressing fear of Russia as a “geopolitical foe”.