I mentioned on Friday that John Kerry was a likely choice for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense or the Director of the CIA. Well, it seems that the Obama Administration is considering him for Defense Secretary, according to the Washington Post;
President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.
Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
John O. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If Brennan goes ahead with his plan to leave government, Michael J. Morell, the agency’s acting director, is the prohibitive favorite to take over permanently. Officials cautioned that the White House discussions are still in the early stages and that no decisions have been made.
In fact, I’ve been predicting this for years, if anyone was paying attention. I hope the VSOs are watching him, because his record of screwing the troops goes back to the “fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan” “testimony” to Congress in 1971.
I can’t think of anyone less respected by the troops;