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According to Foreign Policy, Elliott Abrams is a “technocrat”

Don’t “technocrats” need to have had some basic academic training in their field? One of the most ideological and least trained US former officials, and former convicted felon, is Abrams – the architect of the US’s disasterous strategy in Lebanon post hariri assassination. Here is how FP classifies him however:

“Other rumored contenders for Romney’s NSA are technocratic officials who have served in top policy positions in GOP administrations before, including former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman, former NSC Middle East staffer Elliott Abrams, or former State Department Policy Planning director Mitchell Reiss.Campaign aide Dan Senor, who has been closely advising Romney on all thing Middle East, could be in line for a deputy NSA slot, the kind of role Denis McDonough plays in the current administration, some advisors say.”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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