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News Desk: John Kerry, Susan Rice, and John Brennan Reported in Cabinet Shift

Photo: Pete Souza

AND SO it begins. The Obama cabinet shuffle.

From the Post’s Greg Miller:

President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.

Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

John O. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If Brennan goes ahead with his plan to leave government, Michael J. Morell, the agency’s acting director, is the prohibitive favorite to take over permanently.

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8 Responses to News Desk: John Kerry, Susan Rice, and John Brennan Reported in Cabinet Shift

  1. fangio November 13, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Such imagination, such creativity, such breadth. ” Bring out your dead, bring out your dead.”

  2. TPAZ November 13, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    Swell. With John Brennan on the list we know that the next four years will become Bush IV. Read on:

  3. Taylor Marsh November 13, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Yep. One of the pieces I wrote back in 2009 on Brennan here.

    Rendition, baby.

    • TPAZ November 13, 2012 at 7:07 am #

      What could possibly go wrong…

    • Cujo359 November 13, 2012 at 8:23 am #

      What’s really astonishing is how many people were onto this even back then. Heck, I wrote this a week and a half after the 2008 election, because so many people understood who John Brennan was that I knew who John Brennan was.

      Yet many progressives seem shocked to learn that there’s rendition going on in this establishment.

      • TPAZ November 13, 2012 at 9:09 am #

        Good job.

  4. YankeeGal November 13, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Please! Do NOT make John Kerry Secretary of Anything! If his senate seat opens up, it is certain that we from Massachusetts will have to endure another Scott Brown campaign. Just shoot me!

    • Taylor Marsh November 13, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Better get accustomed to losing your senator, yankeegal.

      Kerry wants State, but I don’t think he’d turn down Defense.

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