Soros worms his way into the Pentagon

Rick Moran
Billionaire financier and convicted inside trader George Soros has never lacked for access to the highest levels of government. Now it appears he will have an ally strategically placed in the Pentagon where he might influence our defense policy Rowan Scarborough writes in Human Events

Democratic Party financier George Soros, who puts much of the blame for Islamic terrorists on America and  former president George W. Bush, can celebrate his first foothold  inside the Pentagon.

It is in the person of Rosa Brooks,  far-left former Los Angeles Times columnist. She was once counsel to billionaire Soros' Open Societies Institute, whose funding arm bankrolls a number of hard-left pressure groups, such as MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org, of course, is the Washington outfit that smeared Gen. David Petraeus as a betrayer of his country, and depicted Bush in a Web ad as Adolph Hitler.

Brooks, who has also likened Bush to Hitler and claims the former president is "psychotic"  and "fanatical," will not be a minor player. The Pentagon's No. 3 official and top policymaker, Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, has selected Brooks as a "principal adviser." 

The title means Brooks will have the constant ear of the Defense Department's policy chief as Flournoy weighs in on the budget, troop deployments, secret missions and weapons buying. In the Pentagon bureaucratic elevator, every major decision flows through Flournoy's shop on its way to the defense secretary.

According to the Pentagon, Brooks will be an advisor to Flournoy on how the military shapes its relations with other countries. But there is little doubt she will get her two cents in on other policy matters as well.

To have a radical, anti-military leftist in such a high position - not to mention her close connection to Soros - is almost incomprehensible.

Until you remember who is president and what party he represents.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky


Billionaire financier and convicted inside trader George Soros has never lacked for access to the highest levels of government. Now it appears he will have an ally strategically placed in the Pentagon where he might influence our defense policy Rowan Scarborough writes in Human Events

Democratic Party financier George Soros, who puts much of the blame for Islamic terrorists on America and  former president George W. Bush, can celebrate his first foothold  inside the Pentagon.

It is in the person of Rosa Brooks,  far-left former Los Angeles Times columnist. She was once counsel to billionaire Soros' Open Societies Institute, whose funding arm bankrolls a number of hard-left pressure groups, such as MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org, of course, is the Washington outfit that smeared Gen. David Petraeus as a betrayer of his country, and depicted Bush in a Web ad as Adolph Hitler.

Brooks, who has also likened Bush to Hitler and claims the former president is "psychotic"  and "fanatical," will not be a minor player. The Pentagon's No. 3 official and top policymaker, Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, has selected Brooks as a "principal adviser." 

The title means Brooks will have the constant ear of the Defense Department's policy chief as Flournoy weighs in on the budget, troop deployments, secret missions and weapons buying. In the Pentagon bureaucratic elevator, every major decision flows through Flournoy's shop on its way to the defense secretary.

According to the Pentagon, Brooks will be an advisor to Flournoy on how the military shapes its relations with other countries. But there is little doubt she will get her two cents in on other policy matters as well.

To have a radical, anti-military leftist in such a high position - not to mention her close connection to Soros - is almost incomprehensible.

Until you remember who is president and what party he represents.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky