LATE! LATE! LATE!
Within the last seven days Instapundit has been running a GREEN masthead.
The question is, why?
The supplemental question is, what happened in 1953 that still reverberates today with regard to this situation. The hint is that Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. grandson of President T R Roosevelt, played a major role in this activity.
The answer to last week's OBQW is James (Goober) Smith, Brigadier General, USAF (ret). Ambassador Designate Smith and I (and also his wife, Janet) taught together at the National War College (and there is Teddy Roosevelt again). I believe what he brings to the table is that he is a known supporter of the President (one of the general and flag officers who stood up on stage to support then Senator Obama in his run) and his military background sends the signal of continued US military support for Saudi Arabia. General Smith is a former F-15 EAGLE Wing Commander and the F-15 is the jewel of the Royal Saudi Air Force. These little connects are important in diplomacy. So, in my mind a good choice.
Regards — Cliff
1 year ago