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Sunday, December 30, 2018

It Turns Out White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Was Worse Than We Thought

John Kelly is leaving as White House chief-of-staff officially tomorrow,

He just gave something of an exit interview to the Los Angeles Times. It reveals Kelly as a monster.

So much for those who thought soldiers who have seen battle are the least likely to want war (Kelly served 46 years in the Marines), so much for those who thought Trump simply wanted to keep his enemies close.

It turns out that Kelly was a strong advocate of continuing current wars the U.S, is involved in and was instrumental in keeping Trump on the war track.

From the Times:
In August 2017, shortly after John F. Kelly became White House chief of staff, he convened crucial meetings on Afghanistan at President Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

Top officials from the Pentagon and the CIA, the director of national intelligence, diplomats and lawmakers huddled with Trump as Kelly and others urged him not to give up in Afghanistan.

“When I first took over, he was inclined to want to withdraw from Afghanistan,” Kelly recounted during an exclusive two-hour interview with the Los Angeles Times.

“He was frustrated. It was a huge decision to make ... and frankly there was no system at all for a lot of reasons — palace intrigue and the rest of it — when I got there.”...

In the phone interview Friday, Kelly defended his rocky tenure, arguing that it is best measured by what the president did not do when Kelly was at his side.

It was only after Kelly’s departure was confirmed Dec. 8, for example, that Trump abruptly announced the pullout of all U.S. troops from Syria and half the 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, two moves that Kelly had opposed.

Kelly’s supporters say he stepped in to block or divert the president on dozens of matters large and small. They credit him, in part, for persuading Trump not to pull U.S. forces out of South Korea, or withdraw from NATO, as he had threatened.
Yup, the sick bastard stopped it all. But what does this say about a commander and chief who can't stick to his beliefs and can be so influenced by those around him?

And Kelly was just as sick on the domestic front.  He aggressively advocated and implemented harsh immigration measures, including separating migrant children from their parents on the border last summer, reports the Times.

Bad guy.

  -RW 

3 comments:

  1. Trump needs to quit picking people from the swamp. Try someone from Trumpland.

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  2. WHY do we continue in NATO? The Europeans do not want us there. Oh sure, they LOVE the money that our pesonnel spend in their countries, but that's all.

    WHY are we still in South Korea? They don't like us and are making peace with Kim Jong Un. They have an excellent Armed Forces, probably only second to China in ability.

    Trump's intent to withdraw our forces and bring them home, is sound! I support this 100%.

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