May 3, 2018

Pompeo brings "Swagger" to State - and CIA

And as former CIA Director Pompeo remains very influential at Langley as well. 

Trump, Pompeo and Bolton all embody the Doctrine that America no longer need be apologetic. A small essay (written in January 2017) pushing the Walk "Loudly" [this time] but Still Carry A 
Big Stick Doctrine

Unlike Trump, Mike Pompeo (above) is well educated. Pompeo came first in his class of (one thousand?) at West Point. Problem is such high achievers may not take, or accept, advice (a problem already evident with good-at-skyscrapers Trump). Pompeo was Director CIA (January 23, 2017 – April 26, 2018) and is now Secretary of State (since April 26, 2018).



Anonymous said...

Yes, we were proactive in Iraq.

Peter Coates said...


Maybe the 2003 invasion of Iraq can be seen as a Reaction against a notionally "terrorist rogue" state. Plausible and popular revenge for 9/11.