Brett McGurk is completely unqualifed to be US Ambassador to Iraq. But I'm reading POLITICO and come across a headline about a battle between Barack and Marco Rubio (Latino Republican Senator out of Florida) and the battle's over a nominee that Rubio wants blocked. I'm not surprised and figure I'm not going to agree with Rubio because he's a Republican.
But then my mouth drops as I read this:
It's a convoluted tale I wrote about in detail in February, but the gist is this: Rubio is wedged between the competing demands of his pal Jim DeMint (R-SC) -- who opposes Aponte (over a relationship she had with a Cuban spy years back) -- and Florida's huge Puerto Rican Community, clustered in the Orlando area, who views Aponte's nomination with pride.
Since when do we make appointments of anyone -- let alone to be an ambassador -- when we know they've have a sexual relationship with a foreign spy?
What the hell?
No wonder Barack's such a joke.
He wants someone who is already known to have slept with a foreign spy to be the ambassador for the US to another country?
The woman may be the sweetest thing in the world. My guess is I would like her. But that's a strike against you. It's always been a strike against you for any government job where you were privy to classified information.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"