Courtesy of The Huffington Post. An insightful look at how current and former military officers are reacting to the prospect of a Trump Presidency.
Trump is pure bovine excrement. I don't know why so many people are incapable of understanding this, but there we are. For instance, when are first began his Presidential campaign he made a shallow, pandering play for military votes:
but of course:one of his earliest initiatives was a promise to help Americans who had gone to war for their country. Or, as his campaign put it, to take care of “all Veteran complaints very quickly and efficiently like a world-class business man can do, but a politician has no clue.” Last summer, about a month after declaring his candidacy, Trump unveiled a hotline
Trump's cynical, bovine excrement claim to be able to help veterans is, sadly, but the least of his problems. The biggest is the fact that he has publicly declared his intention of ordering our professional military; intelligence; and law enforcement personnel to commit grave criminal acts. Not surprisingly, more than a a few military officers are concerned about the prospect:Many of the veterans who called the hotline—855-VETS-352—say they were sent to an automated voicemail message telling them to email the campaign. Those who reached a live human were similarly instructed to send an email, or to mail their medical records to campaign headquarters at Trump Tower. It soon became evident that Trump had no actual plan in place to help anyone who contacted him through the hotline.
Donald Trump talks big. But the reality is this: He is utterly emotionally, intellectually, and morally unprepared, incapable, and unworthy of being placed in charge of the military of the United States.A more senior officer wrote to say, in McGrath’s words, that “if [Trump] thinks that I am going to carry out an unlawful order, he has another thing coming.” Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, told me in an email that he had also heard from an officer who said “he’d retire sooner than serve under President Trump.”
How anybody can seriously delude themselves otherwise is totally beyond my understanding.
PS: That photo at the top of the page? Come the revolution .......