Sen.[crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] released a list of his “National Security Council” Monday, revealing a roster of former Bush administration officials.
Every member of the council was either a member of the Bush Administration or voted in favor of the Iraq war, with the exception of one adviser and senator.
Members of the council include figures such as Eliot Cohen, co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, who described the war in the Middle East as “World War IV,” and advocated strongly for regime change in Iran and Iraq. The list also includes multiple former foreign policy advisers to Mitt Romney.
See the full list below.
Elliot Abrams, former deputy National Security Advisor for global democracy strategy
Gen. Keith Alexander, former director of the NSA
Michael Chertoff, former director of Homeland Security
Eliot Cohen, former counselor of the State Department and member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
Former Sen. Norm Coleman, voted for the invasion of Iraq
Amb. Paula Dobriansky, former under secretary of state for democracy and global affairs
Eric Edelman, former under secretary of defense for policy
Aaron Friedberg, former deputy assistant for national security affairs in the office of the vice president
Kim Holmes, former assistant secretary of state
Amb. Robert Joseph, former undersecretary for arms control and international security, U.S Department of State
Sen. Jon Kyl, voted for the invasion
John Lehman, former advisor to John McCain and Mitt Romney during their respective bids for the presidency, only member on the list who is not a Senator or was in the Bush administration.
Michael Mukasey, former U.S Attorney General
Andrew Natsios, former administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Dan Senor, former chief spokesman for the Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority
Amb. Kristen Silverberg, former ambassador to the European Union
Former Sen. Jim Talent, wasn’t in Congress during vote for invasion of Iraq
Don Zakleim, former DoD comptroller