|38 year old Ben Rhodes aka "Boy Wonder of the Obama White House"|
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Just past midnight, GSL was monitoring geopolitical developments, as he always does, and came across the most startling newspaper article on the inner workings of a White House since the days just after the September 11th attacks. I knew it would cause a huge reaction in the Foreign Affairs community and it has been abuzz all day. I have been volleying messages with one journalist (although this distinction may now be very much in question) conspicuously mentioned and she is likely in DEFCON 1 aka "Cocked Pistol" mode in terms of her professional integrity but she told me she was misrepresented. That may be the case and I'll be interested in hearing her version of events.
Here is the NYT article causing all the fuss.
Here is Pulitzer Prize winning and former Wall Street Journal & Washington Post Foreign Affairs/Defense Columnist Tom Rick's rather heated reaction.
The article isn't even due to formally run until Sunday's New York Times Magazine goes to press but will be very significant to the soon to be revised assessments of the Obama Administration.