It appears all those private meetings Fareed Zakaria has with President Obama discussing foreign policy might just pay off for the CNN host.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Zakaria is being considered for a diplomatic post - even Secretary of State - if the current White House resident gets reelected in November:
A CNN pundit who has advocated nuclear containment of Iran and expressed antipathy towards American democracy is said to be on the short list for a top diplomatic post in a second Obama administration—perhaps even secretary of State. [...]
Zakaria has gone to great lengths to ingratiate himself to Obama, frequently flattering the president and vociferously attacking his critics on both sides of the political aisle. This could be the reason Obama is so keen on the pundit, sources said.
“Every column he’s written in the Washington Post for the last two years has been a job application,” said one longtime Washington foreign policy insider who requested anonymity. “He’s just climbing the greasy pole.”
That should be no surprise to NewsBusters readers as we have diligently exposed Zakaria's disgraceful Obama sycophancy for years.
As a result of his pathetic performance as a so-called journalist, not everyone in Washington, D.C., is thrilled by the idea of Zakaria making the offical jump to politics:
“[Zakaria] has a surprisingly naïve view of the world for somebody seemingly so cosmopolitan,” said Cliff May, president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a national security think-tank.
“It would be a poor choice” to appoint him to a post inside the Obama administration, said May, a longtime critic of Zakaria. “I don’t think a journalist has ever been appointed as a Secretary of State, and there’s a reason for that practice, maybe some wisdom behind it.”
When the Beacon apprised May of some of Zakaria's views, he said, "If those are his positions, he is certainly out of the mainstream...It does suggest a worldview that is at the very least naïve and doesn’t show a strong appreciation of what has made America a world leader and power all these years.”
Here are just some of those "out of the mainstream" views Zakaria possesses:
- 'The American Dream Is Better In Europe'
- In Fifty Years 9/11 Might Be Seen As Beginning of America's Decline
- Maybe We'd Still Be AAA If We Had a Prime Minister Not a President
- Compares Tea Party to Terrorists, 'Un-American'
- Ending Bush Tax Cuts Would Solve Budget Deficit
- It's 'Strange' to Expect Him Not to Advise Obama and Then Praise Him on TV
- Today's Conservative Movement Like 'the Old Marxists,' Too Much Rooted In Abstract Ideas
- Netanyahu Should Have Thanked Obama For His Middle East Proposal
Seems perfect for Obama, dontcha think?