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❝ Once the longest-serving Navy SEAL on active duty, Adm. William McRaven played a key role in thousands of dangerous missions abroad, including commanding the one that cost Osama bin Laden his life.
McRaven, who is retired, warns that the greatest threat to American democracy he’s seen during his decades in national security comes not from a rogue regime or a terrorist group but from the caustic rhetoric of President Donald Trump.
❝ “An attack on the press or an attack on the Department of Justice, or to imply that there are dirty cops at the FBI or to ignore the intelligence community, I think, really undermines our institutions,”…”And that makes me fearful of the future direction of the nation.”
When someone from the stiffnecked tradition of the US military finally speaks out about the Fake President, I think we’re past time to forgive and forget, quit rolling out little prayers of hope. Throw the bum out of office – either through impeachment or the 2020 elections.
The former isn’t likely with Republican puppets in charge of the Senate. The alternative can solve that problem, as well. Throw Trump’s pimps and corporate whores out of office. Start over, again, with a clean slate.