Does the risk of being embarrassed from time to time (well ok, a lot of the time) during a Donald Trump Presidency outweigh the risk to America and the world from Hillary Clinton placing her prodigious pantsuited ass in the big chair in the Oval Office and assuming her proper place as the great purveyor of death, destruction and war?
All of these senior members of the Republican Deep State power elites of past and present administrations and the various departments of deceit, subterfuge and war are as scared as the Democratic self-annointed ruling class of a Trump Presidency. And although their protestations are all eloquently written and voiced in the various overjoyed liberal media outlets, they mask the truth. The machinery of the American criminal class that occupies the seats of power in this nation will never, ever allow any human being who is not a member of their transnational crony-capitalist, increasingly fascist defenders of the Empire and seekers of the One World Government long fought for club, to take the coveted Iron Throne in the White House away from them. Never.
This parade of neocons, bureaucratic and deadly operatives of past administrations all coming forth in a coordinated, well organized fashion is just too damn cute. One can be assured that this relatively august, pompous click of well dressed Republicans all likely planned and discussed the timing of their party’s betrayal over hushed conversations and the clinking of ice in their bourbon glasses in the well appointed dark rooms at the CFR on Park Avenue or some equally prominent Washington hang out for the inbred power elites. Despite their official government, social and business pedigrees, these rising creme-de-la-creme of the establishment share with all of the Democrats of equal rank and privilege two mutually binding conditions; deep, pervasive immoral corruption and blood on their hands, for some the blood of millions.
Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael J Morell is the latest in a phalanx of senior US military-intelligence figures who are shedding any pretense of political neutrality and giving their full-throated endorsement to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
In a New York Times opinion piece, Morell starkly backed Clinton as the most «highly qualified to be commander-in-chief… keeping our nation safe».
The ex-CIA chief’s op-ed piece also served as a blunt hatchet job on Republican presidential rival Donald J Trump. Morell said the New York billionaire-turned politician is «not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security».
The hoary, old scare-theme of «national security» is being rehabilitated as the criterion for electing Clinton. It also has the disturbing connotation of an increasingly militarized totalitarian regime that the United States is becoming.
While showering Clinton with glowing praise, the former CIA spymaster trounced Trump with a litany of flaws, including «self-aggrandizement, his overreaction to perceived slights, his tendency to make decisions based on intuition, his refusal to change his views based on new information, his routine carelessness with the facts, his unwillingness to listen to others and his lack of respect for the rule of law».
The officials, many of them from the George W. Bush administration, signed a letter declaring that Mr. Trump “would be the most reckless president in American history.”
Fifty of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter declaring that Donald J. Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president and “would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”
Mr. Trump, the officials warn, “would be the most reckless president in American history.”
The letter says Mr. Trump would weaken the United States’ moral authority and questions his knowledge of and belief in the Constitution. It says he has “demonstrated repeatedly that he has little understanding” of the nation’s “vital national interests, its complex diplomatic challenges, its indispensable alliances and the democratic values” on which American policy should be based. And it laments that “Mr. Trump has shown no interest in educating himself.”
“None of us will vote for Donald Trump,” the letter states, though it notes later that many Americans “have doubts about Hillary Clinton, as do many of us.”
Among the most prominent signatories are Michael V. Hayden, a former director of both the C.I.A. and the National Security Agency; John D. Negroponte, who served as the first director of national intelligence and then deputy secretary of state; and Robert B. Zoellick, another former deputy secretary of state, United States trade representive and, until 2012, president of the World Bank. Two former secretaries of homeland security, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, also signed, as did Eric S. Edelman, who served as Vice President Dick Cheney’s national security adviser and as a top aide to Robert M. Gates when he was secretary of defense.