William Ayers: Unrepentant terrorist bomber and anarchist. How he ever rose to be a professor and involved in education policy speaks volumes about the state that American education is in. A quote from Ayers:
"Kill all the rich people. ... Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents."
Jeremiah Wright: Reverend and spiritual adviser to the Obamas for over 20 years; America hater, racist. That this racist led a successful black church which taught black liberation theology speaks to the racism in American black culture. Flat out, they just hate whites.
Colin Powell: National Security Adviser under Reagan; Head of the Joint Chiefs under Bush I; Secretary of State under Bush II. If there was one, single person responsible for making the argument that putting American troops in Iraq was a good idea, he was it. He made an extremely compelling case at the UN, citing the same bad intelligence that the Republicans have been slammed over for the last 7 years. Powell's comments are what sealed the deal. Yet Bush got the blame. Here is his summation to the UN:
Nothing points more clearly to Saddam Hussein's dangerous intentions and the threat he poses to all of us than his calculated cruelty to his own citizens and to his neighbors. Clearly, Saddam Hussein and his regime will stop at nothing until something stops him.
For more than 20 years, by word and by deed Saddam Hussein has pursued his ambition to dominate Iraq and the broader Middle East using the only means he knows, intimidation, coercion and annihilation of all those who might stand in his way. For Saddam Hussein, possession of the world's most deadly weapons is the ultimate trump card, the one he most hold to fulfill his ambition.
We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction; he's determined to make more. Given Saddam Hussein's history of aggression, given what we know of his grandiose plans, given what we know of his terrorist associations and given his determination to exact revenge on those who oppose him, should we take the risk that he will not some day use these weapons at a time and the place and in the manner of his choosing at a time when the world is in a much weaker position to respond?
The United States will not and cannot run that risk to the American people. Leaving Saddam Hussein in possession of weapons of mass destruction for a few more months or years is not an option, not in a post-September 11th world.
My colleagues, over three months ago this council recognized that Iraq continued to pose a threat to international peace and security, and that Iraq had been and remained in material breach of its disarmament obligations. Today Iraq still poses a threat and Iraq still remains in material breach.
The Three Amigos from Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac: Franklin Raines (former Clinton administration budget director); James Johnson (former aide to Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale); Jamie Gorelick (former Clinton administration deputy attorney general); they pretty much single-handedly collapsed the economic system worldwide, through an enormous number of bad mortage loans. And they got hundreds of millions of tax dollars in their Golden parachutes. They should be jailed; instead they're on Obama's economic advisory team. I guess they'll get off, too.
And there are so many more...
So, here's Obama's judgment, not much change on the horizon with so many big-time Washington insiders on board, and what you can expect in an Obama Administration.