50 top GOP national security officials sign letter warning Trump would be 'the most reckless president in American history'

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    Aug 08, 2016 8:21 PM GMT

    Oh dear, I think the Republican shit hole just hit the preverbal fan icon_lol.gif


    http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-national-open-letter-donald-trump-2016-8

    Fifty former top Republican national security officials have signed an open letter in The New York Times opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, warning that he would be "the most reckless president in American history."
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    Aug 08, 2016 8:24 PM GMT
    I don't really care who these Republican people are, as far as Im concerned, they're all part of the same sociopathic menace to society icon_neutral.gif
    Yes, we paint with a broad brush but if the shoe fits...........................



    A Letter From G.O.P. National Security Officials Opposing Donald Trump
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/08/us/politics/national-security-letter-trump.html?_r=0
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    Aug 08, 2016 8:25 PM GMT
    It would appear that Trump is more of a liberal. I copied the doc.
    What are they really afraid of? WHAT?

    Again, these are all BUREAUCRATS and DC ELITISTS?

    They know Trump will cast them out like the devil in the PIGS!
    lol
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    Aug 08, 2016 8:35 PM GMT
    2BFree saidIt would appear that Trump is more of a liberal. I copied the doc.
    What are they really afraid of? WHAT?

    Again, these are all BUREAUCRATS and DC ELITISTS?

    They know Trump will cast them out like the devil in the PIGS!
    lol



    This is probably going to be the nail that seals the coffin, and we still have 3 months to go. Republicans are devious animals icon_rolleyes.gif


    7 animals that eat their own kind
    http://theweek.com/articles/464891/7-animals-that-eat-kind
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    Aug 08, 2016 8:52 PM GMT
    Wow. That's quite the un-endorsement. Here it is written out. It's everything we've been saying.

    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3007589/Nationalsecurityletter.pdf
    STATEMENT BY FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS

    The undersigned individuals have all served in senior national security and/or foreign policy positions in Republican Administrations, from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush. We have worked directly on national security issues with these Republican Presidents and/or their principal advisers during wartime and other periods of crisis, through successes and failures. We know the personal qualities required of a President of the United States.

    None of us will vote for Donald Trump.

    From a foreign policy perspective, Donald Trump is not qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief. Indeed, we are convinced that he would be a dangerous President and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.

    Most fundamentally, Mr. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President. He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He appears to lack basic knowledge about and belief in the U.S. Constitution, U.S. laws, and U.S. institutions, including religious tolerance, freedom of the press, and an independent judiciary.

    In addition, Mr. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he has little understanding of America’s vital national interests, its complex diplomatic challenges, its indispensable alliances, and the democratic values on which U.S. foreign policy must be based. At the same time, he persistently compliments our adversaries and threatens our allies and friends. Unlike previous Presidents who had limited experience in foreign affairs, Mr. Trump has shown no interest in educating himself. He continues to display an alarming ignorance of basic facts of contemporary international politics. Despite his lack of knowledge, Mr. Trump claims that he understands foreign affairs and “knows more about ISIS than the generals do.”

    Mr. Trump lacks the temperament to be President. In our experience, a President must be willing to listen to his advisers and department heads; must encourage consideration of conflicting views; and must acknowledge errors and learn from them. A President must be disciplined, control emotions, and act only after reflection and careful deliberation. A President must maintain cordial relationships with leaders of countries of different backgrounds and must have their respect and trust.

    In our judgment, Mr. Trump has none of these critical qualities. He is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood. He does not encourage conflicting views. He lacks self-control and acts impetuously. He cannot tolerate personal criticism. He has alarmed our closest allies with his erratic behavior. All of these are dangerous qualities in an individual who aspires to be President and Commander-in-Chief, with command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

    We understand that many Americans are profoundly frustrated with the federal government and its inability to solve pressing domestic and international problems. We also know that many have doubts about Hillary Clinton, as do many of us. But Donald Trump is not the answer to America’s daunting challenges and to this crucial election. We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history.
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    Aug 08, 2016 8:54 PM GMT
    Donald B. Ayer Former Deputy Attorney General
    John B. Bellinger III Former Legal Adviser to the Department of State; former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, The White House
    Robert Blackwill Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Planning, The White House
    Michael Chertoff Former Secretary of Homeland Security; former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Department of Justice
    Eliot A. Cohen Former Counselor of the Department of State
    Eric Edelman Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; former National Security Advisor to the Vice President, The White House
    Gary Edson Former Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House
    Richard Falkenrath Former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, The White House
    Peter Feaver Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council, The White House
    Richard Fontaine Former Associate Director for Near East Affairs, National Security Council, The White House
    Jendayi Frazer Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs; former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
    Aaron Friedberg Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President, The White House
    David Gordon Former Director of Policy Planning, Department of State
    Michael Green Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council, The White House
    Brian Gunderson Former Chief of Staff, Department of State
    Paul Haenle Former Director for China and Taiwan, National Security Council, The White House
    Michael Hayden Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; former Director, National Security Agency
    Carla A. Hills Former U.S. Trade Representative
    John Hillen Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
    William Inboden Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council, The White House
    Reuben Jeffery III Former Under Secretary of State for Economic Energy and Agricultural Affairs; former Special Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, National Security Council, The White House
    James Jeffrey Former Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House
    Ted Kassinger Former Deputy Secretary of Commerce
    David Kramer Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    James Langdon Former Chairman, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, The White House
    Peter Lichtenbaum Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
    Mary Beth Long Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    Clay Lowery Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs; former Director for International Finance, National Security Council, The White House
    Robert McCallum Former Associate Attorney General; former Ambassador to Australia
    Richard Miles Former Director for North America, National Security Council, The White House
    Andrew Natsios Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
    John Negroponte Former Director of National Intelligence; former Deputy Secretary of State; former Deputy National Security Advisor
    Meghan O’Sullivan Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan
    Dan Price Former Deputy National Security Advisor
    Tom Ridge Former Secretary of Homeland Security; former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, The White House; former Governor of Pennsylvania
    Nicholas Rostow Former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, The White House
    Kori Schake Former Director for Defense Strategy, National Security Council, The White House
    Kristen Silverberg Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations
    Stephen Slick Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, National Security Council, The White House
    Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations, National Security Council, The White House; former Ambassador and Senior Advisor for Women’s Empowerment, Department of State
    William H. Taft IV Former Deputy Secretary of Defense; former Ambassador to NATO
    Larry D. Thompson Former Deputy Attorney General
    William Tobey Former Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; former Director for CounterProliferation Strategy, National Security Council, The White House
    John Veroneau Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
    Kenneth Wainstein Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, The White House; former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice
    Matthew Waxman Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; former Director for Contingency Planning and International Justice, National Security Council, The White House
    Dov Zakheim Former Under Secretary of Defense
    Roger Zakheim Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Philip Zelikow Former Counselor of the Department of State
    Robert Zoellick Former U.S. Trade Representative; former Deputy Secretary of State


    Never imagined myself saying this but: I don't recall ever being this proud of so many Republicans before.

    Note that signatures include

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft_IVthe great-grandson of President William Howard Taft.


    [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hayden_(general) [/url]Michael Vincent Hayden (born March 17, 1945) is a retired United States Air Force four-star general
    so add 4 stars to the 4-star who spoke at the DNC. This is serious shit.
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    Aug 09, 2016 6:57 PM GMT
    All these crooked, entrenched, career politicians are scared shitless of Trump. That is why there is so much anti Trump sentiment among both democrats and republicans.
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    Aug 09, 2016 7:07 PM GMT
    Who do they think they are? Responsible, thoughtful and patriotic Republicans who have the gumption and strength of character to choose country over party affiliation? I think not.