Danny Sjursen is back for a look at Biden’s foreign policy team, in particular his new National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan. Sjursen says that Sullivan fits right in with many of Biden’s other cabinet picks: extremely talented, well-credentialed, respectable people who use their talents to advance horrible policies while deflecting criticism for them. Sullivan, a war hawk, worked closely with Hillary Clinton during Obama’s presidency, especially on the intervention in Libya. He appears to favor all the same foreign policies from those years now that he’s a part of the Biden Administration. Sjursen bemoans the Democratic voters who feel relieved to be “returning to normal,” reminding us that “normal” is years and years of unilaterally-decided, unofficial drone campaigns and regime change wars that have been disastrous both for the countries America has destroyed, and for the American taxpayer.
Discussed on the show:
- “Biden’s Hawk: The Case Against Sullivan” (scheerpost.com)
- The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. army major and former history instructor at West Point. He is the author of Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge and Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War. Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet.
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