Disqualifying Contempt for US Troops

On March 2, the blog War on the Rocks quietly published an open letter to the nation about the hazards posed by Donald Trump. It was a brief, scathing litany of the ways in which the celebrity candidate has pledged to create, not address, American national security threats. The piece itemized the manner in which Trump has promised to be little more than a caudillo that would stress and test all of America’s constitutional checks on the executive. The letter averred that his capriciousness and recklessness would almost certainly force the world into chaos and war, and Trump has pledged that the nation he led would conduct those wars in the manner of a pariah state. The letter soon gathered the signatures of nearly 100 Republican experts on geopolitics and foreign affairs, and it drew predictable criticisms from the dogmatic cult of aspiring Peronists drawn into the real estate heir’s orbit. Trump defenders laughed at it as only so much bleating from a segment of the American foreign policy establishment at the twilight of its influence. Last night, Donald Trump proved every word of that letter correct. What’s more, he has exposed those who continue to seek shelter in the aspiring despot’s shadow for who they are.

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Disqualifying Contempt for US Troops

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