Pres. Obama appointed Rosa Brooks as one of his advisors' "czars" -- specifically as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

So, who is Rosa Brooks?

Reportedly named after communist radical Rosa Luxemburg, Rosa Brooks is the daughter of the prominent Democrat Socialist of America member, and Progressives for Obama founder, Barbara Ehrenreich.

She is also a well known "liberal" newspaper writer for the LA Times, and served as Special Counsel to the President at George Soros' Open Society Institute.

Brooks left the LA Times for her new position at the Pentagon, which she refers to as her "personal government bailout." However, she is looking out for her ex-colleagues by way of encouraging a government program in the form of a news-industry bailout, because she believes that we need journalism to keep government honest, and the best way to keep government honest is for the government to control journalism.

That's right. Here's the quote:

"If newspapers become mostly infotainment websites — if the number of well-trained investigative journalists dwindles still further — and if we're soon left with nothing but the yapping heads who dominate cable "news" and talk radio, how will we recognize, or hope to forestall, impending national and global crises? How will we know if government officials have made terrible mistakes, as even the best will sometimes do? How will we know if government officials have told us terrible lies, as the worst have sometimes done? A decimated, demoralized and under-resourced press corps hardly questioned the Bush administration's flimsy case for war in Iraq — and the price for that failure will be paid for generations."

What? All the mainstream media did was pummel Pres. Bush on Iraq! C'mon. Let's have some intellectual honesty here.

Also, Newsmax reports: "In 2007, Brooks wrote, 'Thanks to U.S. policies, al-Qaida has become the vast global threat the administration imagined it to be in 2001.'"

Clearly Brooks added to the liberal rant that America is to blame for the terrorists' hatred and actions against the U.S. as a commentator.

As well, in more published comments, Brooks...

-Referred to Pres. George W. Bush as "our torturer in chief"

-Insisted that Bush and Cheney "should be treated like psychotics who need treatment"

-Compared the Bush administration's legal arguments on the war on terror with Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda.


-Praised President Obama's "end[ing] of the war on terror with just a few words and strokes of his pen."

Excuse me? When did the war on terror end?

Now, lest anyone accuse me of partisanship, please note that I am merely pointing out the (extreme) partisanship of Rosa Brooks -- the person who is now advising the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

Just one key to why the war on terror is being handled the way it is under this administration.

Related: Rosa Brooks, My pick for "Czar Star" of the week, on my radio show, (now online here).

© Sharon Hughes 2009


Sharon Hughes is Founder and President of The Center for Changing Worldviews and a radio talk show host on KDIA in San Francisco, and online at Salem Web Network’s Her articles appear in many recognized news sites and publications, including FRONTPAGEMAG. She also writes for, a division of The Media Research Center, and has appeared on FOX News and other national radio programs. For further information and other radio networks she is on visit her Websites,, and Blog Facebook, Twitter Or Contact: