Finally, a headline we can all relate to.
This is not from me. It’s basically from Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Adviser. She cuts right to the heart of the question in her article on the op ed page of the New York Times this morning. As my first read of the day, it’s an eye opener, not so much in what she says, but in who she is and what she knows about the job of National Security Adviser.
“At best, our commander in chief is utterly derelict in his duties, presiding over a dangerously dysfunctional national security process that is putting our country and those who wear its uniform at great risk. At worst, the White House is being run by liars and wimps catering to a tyrannical president who is actively advancing our arch adversary’s nefarious interests.”
She is talking, of course, about Donald Trump and setting a whole table full of reasons we have to vote him out of office in November and work hard to contain him in the interim. Not only is the man a finger fool when it comes to his tweeting, he’s a fool when it comes to using the world’s most impressive intelligence gathering agencies that sit waiting for him to ask the right question at the right time.
What is this man doing?
People have been suggesting the Russians have pictures of him doing something ghastly for a long time now, but I don’t think that’s what is involved or we would all have seen them by now. No one keeps secrets much anymore, especially in politics.
I think he is bowing to Vladimir Putin any time he can because he is that sick a man, the kind of man who needs that level of affirmation from a despotic Russian leader. If the Russians, as it is said, are paying bounties for the bodies of American soldiers in Afghanistan, it’s time to break off the diplomatic relationship and apply some more serious and damaging punishments.