New Shadow American Government Appointed

Supposedly tomorrow Leon Panetta, the CIA Director, is going to become our Secretary of Defense! And General David Petraeus, who ran our “situation” in Afghanistan, is going to become the head of the CIA! (He will now report to James Clapper, who has had so far quite a successful career, despite running into trouble over signing on to the existence of WMDs in Iraq and more recently for suggesting that Gaddafi would win in the Libyan uprising.) Marine General John Allen is supposedly going to take Petraeus’ job in Afghanistan! Ryan Crocker, former ambassador to Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon will become our ambassador to Afghanistan, replacing retired Army Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, who did not fare well in the Wikileaks cables outing for being honest about Afghani corruption. Also, some Joint Chiefs of Staff posts are expected to change this summer. Has the intertwining of military, ambassadorial and intelligence operations ever been so thorough? (Oh, yes, also: Large Number of White Men Get Promotions.) I suppose now would be a good time to slowly read Ryan Lizza’s thorough take on the Obama-Clinton foreign policy outlook.