Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Its Possible for a Family to Breed Ones Brains Out: Example I: Jay Rockefeller
Anyone who has read the biographies of the Rockefellersincluding Titan (on old John D) and Great Fortune on the man known as Junior and his children understands that indeed it is possible to literally go from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in a handful of generations. While the Rockefellers arent about to do that, it is clear that Jay Rockefeller may well be the result of a grievously diluted gene pool. How else do you explain the fact that as ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he went to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria in 2002 and told each head of state that President Bush had made up his mind to invade Iraq?
The story came out quite by accident in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday last Sunday. Wallace showed a TV clip of Rockefeller declaring in October, 2002 that Iraq posed an imminent threatthat phrase was stronger than any words Bush used. Wallace asked: If anyone hyped the intelligence, isnt it Jay Rockefeller?
Rockefellers answer: No, I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and Ill be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq, that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/ll.
The embarrassing disclosure amounts to this: Since the second-ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence committee went to Syria, which is among the top listed terrorist-sponsored nations, and told Bashar Assad, one of the worst sponsors of terror in the Middle East what Rockefeller believed the U.S. was considering, it should amount to a breach of security. Rockefeller should be investigated by the Senate and should step down from the Intelligence committee basis his own admission. He neglected to mention what he told the leaders at the time and issued only a bland press release detailing his trip. The Senator has expressed himself as content and ascribed his meeting with Assad as filled with happiness. Assad now faces censure from the United Nations for his alleged involvement in ther assassination of a political opponent in Lebanon.
The Senate ought to insist that Rockefellers complete interview with Assad be probed and that until a conclusion is made ought to step down from the Intelligence committee. Rockefeller has long been regarded as wafer-thin in intellectual content and is known as being of marginal intelligencethis assessment from his associates in Illinois when he, to Charles Percys great joy, married Percys daughter thus linking a Percy with the dynastysuch as it is. Rockefeller is another one of those inheritors of great wealth who seek a public career because of boredom with making moneynot that this stumbling bubblehead could make a dime on his own.
Yes, as recent kings and queens of Britain have proven, it is entirely possible to have ones brains bred out. Can we think of other families? FDRs kids, John Kennedys kids, Bobbys kids, the Marshall Fields of Chicago. Any further suggestions?