President Obama Names W.M.D. CZAR

January 26, 2009 MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show Speaking after a Council on Foreign Relations event Friday, Gary Samore, a Clinton-era NSC non-proliferatio

January 26, 2009 MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show

Speaking after a Council on Foreign Relations event Friday, Gary Samore, a Clinton-era NSC non-proliferation official, confirmed reports that he has been asked to serve as coordinator for the prevention of WMD proliferation and terrorism or "czar" overseeing an office of as many as 10 people for President Obama's National Security Council, but said he has not yet accepted the offer. He said that unlike how the (as yet nonexistent) position was recommended in 2007 Congressional legislation, the position would not be a post that requires Senate confirmation.

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