Monday, September 12, 2016

OMG James Woolsey Now a Senior Adviser to the Trump Campaign

Here's the full Trump Campaign press release:
Today, the Trump Campaign is proud to announce Amb. R. James Woolsey as a Senior Advisor.

Amb. R. James Woolsey stated, “I have been a ‘Scoop Jackson,’ ‘Joe Lieberman,’ Democrat all of my adult life, but I am pleased to be asked to participate with others I respect in advising GOP candidate Donald J. Trump on the urgent need to reinvest in and modernize our military in order to confront the challenges of the 21st century. Mr. Trump’s commitment to reversing the harmful defense budget cuts signed into law by the current administration, while acknowledging the need for debt reduction, is an essential step toward reinstating the United States’ primacy in the conventional and digital battlespace."

Woolsey continued, "Since Secretary Clinton left the State Department we have learned that she demonstrated a complete lack of understanding and an inability to lead the agency she headed in such a way as to maintain its mission and security. Based on the emails thus far released we know that Secretary Clinton also lacks the ability to lead her senior managers while complying with and maintaining the basic protocols designed to protect our government’s sensitive and classified information. Mr. Trump understands the magnitude of the threats we face and is holding his cards close to the vest. Bravo Zulu, Mr. Trump.”
This is horrific.

Glenn Greenwald correctly responds:

It is time to disband "Libertarians for Trump."

Trump is militaristic and authoritarian, He is very dangerous. This is no longer fun and games. to be associated with Trump is going to result in huge blowback if he becomes presidents.

Anyone associating with this guy is making a very big mistake.


(ht Jay Stephenson )


  1. I thought LFT was to be disbanded once Trump got the nomination?

  2. 1. The problem with Trump was always going to be the return of the neocons. The question is whether Trump will be led blindly by them.

    2. I continue to be of the opinion that if anyone is to be supported it should be Trump, if only because once elected the media will critique his every move and he will be able to get away with very little, as opposed to Clinton who would get a pass for everything.

  3. I've always thought Trump was a big militarist. If I had to chose between the two, I'd probably want Clinton over Trump, simply because I think Trump is far more likely to start several more wars while in office. It's a choice between a fascist and a communist, with no good result either way.

  4. This is not what a recession looks like.