James L. Jones, Obama's US National Security Advisor tells CFR "I take orders from Kissinger"

File this in the "way things really work" folder...or is it the "you can't make this stuff up" folder?

"U.S. National Security Adviser Jones gave these remarks at the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 8, 2009.

"Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through Generaal Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today."



Read it carefully

Read it carefully- the man is speaking of those who preceded him in the job of US National Security Advisor. We are not used to metaphor, nor poetic license in our culture.

Of course it is a figure of

Of course it is a figure of speech, but a top Obama appointee has just tipped his hat to one of the world's great war criminals. What sort of poetry is that?

- omniadeo