Obama Dips Into Think Tank for Talent
While the Center for a New American Security may well be the “farm team,” what they don’t tell you is the Council on Foreign Relations - as always - is the Majors. Typical MSM subterfuge. It is far more significant that most of the Obama team are members of the CFR - THE establishment - than a one-year-old “think tank.”
Yochi J. Dreazen - Nov 16, 2008
WASHINGTON — The Center for a New American Security, a small think tank here with generally middle-of-the-road policy views, is rapidly emerging as a top farm team for the incoming Obama administration.
When President-elect Barack Obama released a roster of his transition advisers last week, many of the national-security appointments came from the ranks of the center, which was founded by a pair of former Clinton administration officials in February 2007.
The think tank’s central role in the transition effort suggests that its positions — which include rejecting a fixed timeline for a withdrawal from Iraq — will get a warm reception within the new administration.