Ashton Carter is 5 x 5

Ashton Carter is Obama’s best appointment in this administration


America is headed into a patch of rough water and she’s getting a new Defense Secretary.

He may not look like a superstar, or act flashy, but in his case, the surface appearances are more like a carefully constructed mask to obscure the strength beneath.

Sometimes a person’s resume tells all, sometimes it’s useless.

Bluntly, I haven’t liked many of our Defense Secretary’s in so long, its decades now with only a winner here and there.

But this guy Ashton Carter is the real deal at exactly the moment we need a real deal.

I’ll do this fast. The following list of words all jammed together by me as word art, comprise a partial universe of places where he’s worked, studied and at all these he excelled: Harvard’s Kennedy School – Faculty  π  Defense Policy Board  π Defense Science Board  π  Council on Foreign Relations  π  Goldman Sachs π  Aspen Strategy Group  π  MITRETEC  π  MITRE  π    MIT  π   5x Winner Department of Defense    Distinguished Service Medal

Sometimes a person’s resume tells all, sometimes it’s useless.

When asked by the Senate this week if he would reverse the drawdown in Afghanistan provided conditions there — called for it (and boy do they ) — (drumroll) and he answered; “I would.”

When asked if he could be pressured by the president into releasing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay that shouldn’t be released (joining jihad the following week), he assured them he couldn’t be.

  1. He supports reversing the Drawdown in Afghanistan
  2. Obama picked this guy
  3. The Senators like him
  4. He’s smart
  5. And a straight shooter.

That’s 5 x 5 by me.




About karlspain

20 year Newspaperman. Lifelong Inventor. Wrote 2 books so far, working on more. The Revelation, 1st book, about your brain & the universe, and math. Hooked together! God I trust, America I love, 2nd book, is the biography of Aris Mardirossian, a great man. Also owned a software company, an IT integration company, a gas station and a fuzzy logic software title along the way.
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