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What a Paul Craig Roberts Administration Would Look Like

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Cross-posted from Paul Craig Roberts

Unless I am being spoofed, several hundred readers wrote me in as their selection for President. I am honored. Some asked if I were elected by write-ins and not instantly assassinated, who would I appoint?

An easy question to answer.

Nomi Prins would be Secretary of the Treasury, and Pam Martens would be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Lew Rockwell would be the chairman of the Federal Reserve. 

Michael Hudson would be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.

Harvey Silverglate would be Attorney General.  

Glenn Greenwald would be Deputy Attorney General.

Dean Booth and Larry Stratton would be White House legal counsels.

Willie Nelson would be Secretary of Agriculture.

Jeffrey St. Clair would be head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Elizabeth Warren would have whatever post she wants.

Cynthia McKinney would be Secretary of State.

The CIA would be headed by Ray McGovern and Philip Giraldi.

The FBI would be headed by Sibel Edmonds.

Homeland Security would be abolished.

David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage would head the 9/11 investigation.

Bradley Manning would be in charge of closing down the torture prisons.

Julian Assange and John Pilger would be heads of the Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Gerald Celente would be White House Press Secretary.

John Williams (shadowstats.com) would be in charge of federal statistics.

Key members of the Bush and Obama regimes from the president down, and every neoconservative would be handed over to the war crimes tribunal for trial.

The Republicans on the Supreme Court would be impeached and removed from office.

Brooksley Born would be in charge of all federal financial regulatory agencies.

Major General Antonio Mario Taguba would be Secretary of Defense.

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson would be Deputy Secretary of State.

Ron Unz would be chief of staff of the White House.

Norman Finkelstein would be US Ambassador to Israel.

Noam Chomsky would be US Ambassador to the UN.

David M. Walker would be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The Israel Lobby would have to register as a foreign agent.

I could go on. There are two or three hundred appointments to fill, but I think the picture is clear. It would be an administration that represented Americans, not special interests and foreigners, and an administration that put the country back in order.

But, of course, it is all a dream. No one who actually cares about our country is permitted to serve in public office.




 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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While we're at it, how about getting such a group ... by Michael David Morrissey on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:24:29 AM
As I've been commenting all over the place for mon... by Bryna Hellmann on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:30:51 PM
Ed Storms for DOE, Edgar Mitchell for NASA, and Ra... by Dante DeNavarre on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 5:25:20 AM
Thank you Mr. Roberts.  I'll bet Alexander Co... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:23:14 AM
please appoint someone to redirect ALL pre-univers... by Ad Du on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 8:07:19 AM
If it can be thought, it can be done. Your broadne... by Ernie Messerschmidt on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 9:53:20 AM
would be great for overseeing the decommissioning ... by intotheabyss on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:26:02 AM
It is possible, and far stranger things have happe... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:48:28 AM
You could order Treasury to start issuing debt and... by Lance Ciepiela on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:16:39 PM