Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama's Appointment of Ashton Carter: Politican Fiction

President Obama's team spun the appointment of Ashton Carter as the Pentagon's major weapons buyer. They presented Carter as an outsider. He was an Undersecretary of Defense under William Perry. They work together at Global Technology Partners, LLC, a defense oriented investment firm. Carter is one of seven partners in GTP. What links to they have to defense contractors?

Duetch-Board director of Citigroup, Cummins, Raytheon, and Schlumberger Ltd


Kaminski-Board director of Bay Microsystems, CoVant Technologies, DFI International, General Dynamics, In-Q-Tel, Inc., and RAND

Hermann-Board of Directors for Orbital Sciences Corporation

Perry-Board of Directors of several emerging high-tech companies.

Stenbit-Board of Directors of MITRE, SMA, Cogent Systems, Viasat, Loral, SI-International, Cryptek, Defense Systems Group, Lockheed Martin, Crossroads, McDonald Bradley and NexQL.

Painting Carter as an outsider is fiction. His business and personal relationships are no better than the average Bush appointee.

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