Trump Goes to War with his Intelligence Chiefs

President Trump proved once again this week he has no fear of taking on the intelligence community – including his own appointees.

General James Mattis brought to light the rift between President Trump and his intelligence chiefs when he resigned as secretary of defense in opposition to the President’s decision to cut the 14,000 troops in Afghanistan in half and pull all 2,000 out of Syria.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and new CIA Director Gina Haspel followed that up this week when both appeared to stand in opposition to the President before Congress.

The President’s response was classic Trump, “The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naïve when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong! . . . They [the Iranians] are testing Rockets (last week), and more, and are coming very close to the edge. . . . Be careful of Iran.”

Both Coats and Haspel believe it is doubtful whether North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons. But it is Haspel who is adamant that Iran in is compliance with a nuclear treaty that the President considers worthless.

Coats may be right that Trump should not expect as much out of North Korea as he does but Haspel is “dead wrong” according to Trump.

When questioned about the apparent division in his ranks, Trump brought up the complete failure of intelligence that led to Desert Storm II and the war in Iraq.

In the words of Patrick Buchanan, Bush’s blunder resulted from “incompetence and mendacity” within the intelligence community that led to the “greatest strategic blunder of the 21st century, if not of U.S. history.”

As was proven in the Republican presidential primaries of 2016, there is plenty of room for debate about the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the chaos that ensued.

When it comes to CIA Director Haspel’s contention that Iran isn’t nearly the threat that Trump claims, Trump trusts his instincts over her CIA approved line. It could be he was thinking of his new CIA Director in particular when he said: “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!”

Trump pulled out of the international nuclear deal with Iran last year that he inherited from his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama and has no intention in going back.

In a series of heated tweets, Trump pressed his contention that the U.S. intelligence community is “passive and naïve when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong!”

Trump made his case to reporters saying, “When I became President, Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal they are MUCH different, but a source of potential danger and conflict.”

The President noted that Iran is testing how close to edge it can come before the international community has had enough. According to him, the only reason Iran is holding back in exerting its power in the region is because their “economy is now crashing.”

Since the 2016 primaries, Trump has made it plain that he doesn’t trust the Globalist tendencies of the CIA. It isn’t surprising now to see what animus there is between Trump and anyone in that realm.

His contention from day one is that America’s foreign policy has accomplished little to protect the interests of America.

Patrick Buchanan notes that US lack of a consistent foreign policy is not a new thing. In a commentary for Rasmussen Reports, he wrote, “For nearly fifty years the nation had not had a settled and generally accepted foreign policy. This is a danger to the Republic. For when a people is divided … about the conduct of its foreign relations, it is unable to agree on the determination of its true interest. It is unable to prepare adequately for war or to safeguard successfully its peace.”

Despite obvious differences, Trump has stated several times that his intelligence team is on board with him. He is, however, a Chief Executive who sees the big picture while others forge ahead with a failed world view that has plagued our foreign policy for far too long.

In 2007 the CIA assured Congress that Iran had “no nuclear weapons program.” That proved untrue and now the President is determined there will be no more $150 billion rewards for bad behavior like Obama approved.

Thank God for a President who sees above the weeds rather than driving the country back into them.

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24 Responses

  1. I agree with the President!!!
    These war whore’s are making money off the supplies that support these wars.
    Bring our men and women home.
    STOP selling them lethal weapons and let them go back to using sticks and stones.

  2. What has the Liberals and Dumbocrats been bitching about since the war in the Middle East started? Oh, that’s right. They’ve been ranting “Stop the War”, bring our troops back home. Stop separating and destroying American families”.
    Sounds about right!
    Now they want to complaining to leave our troops there?
    I’m Democrat, a Constitutionalist first and foremost. I absolutely DO NOT AGREE with the DUMBOCRATS reasoning and agendas!!! I will never vote Democrat again as long as I breathe! All theseidiot Millennials and Dems today are nothing more than infantile screaming babies n pre teens with no “COMMON SENSE MORALITY and EDUCATION”. Get the immigrants out of office and deport their backsides, and place SHRILLERY and her ilk in prison where they belong.

  3. The Constitution and any other Document
    That Governs my Country, means nothing to Trump he breaks all the rules of Law, NOTHING is Done to the jerk

  4. I agree with the President 100%. No more Americans dying on foreign soil . Especially since we are being invade here in America . The war mongers have no way to play the big guy if they can’t kill . . Bush sent our soldiers into Afghanistan when not one person from that country attacked us . All of the terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. We still haven’t seen why he sent them there . Only thing we know is the poppy fields they protect . When he was to release the papers on the Saudi Connection to 911 suddenly something happened to them . Just like all of the Hillary evidence that was suppose to have went missing. Then another 2 wars that Obama and Hillary set to get rid of Kadafi . Obama is the creator of the Arab spring and the making of ISIS . The Middle East will always be a hit bed . It has ever since they were created .

  5. gee james k mabery, what constitutional laws, has trump broke? with your, blind accusations with no substance. do you even know the responsibility, of the president under the constitution? if mueller, can’t come up with anything on the president after two years. i seriously, doubt you can.

    when i, see democrats in congress, violating the constitution. in there failure to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the many states. and other acts of sedition against the constitution of the many states.

  6. One of these days the whole world will wake up & see our beloved PRESIDENT TRUMP has been RIGHT all along!!! He is the smartest & best president we have EVER had!!! He works 18 hour days to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN & without a lot of help has eliminated a lot of the HORRIBLE restrictions the muzzie before him put into law. He HAS created hundreds of thousands of jobs, cleaned out the welfare rolls, stopped MASSIVE amounts of money… TRILLIONS… from going to our ENEMIES who hate us that obummer funded. He has lowered taxed for everyone, first time a president has LOWERED taxes in 60 years. Businesses have closed shops abroad & re-opened in AMERICA! Businesses are making more money & hiring more people. He has boosted the economy & people are getting raises. Even my VERY liberal friend had to grudgingly admit that right after the new tax plan was put into effect she got a SUBSTANTIAL raise…almost $1,000. A MONTH!!! He has made N Korea back down, made the UN countries start paying more and US LESS. The list goes on & on & on all the things he has done FOR THIS COUNTRY!!!!! And he’s still working FOR US!!! The dems want to raise taxes 70% to 90%!!!!!! They want to MURDER BABIES. They want to abolish private insurance companies, to put us into a socialized medical system where if you have sick babies, are a person with existing illness, seniors with any age-related issues, this IS a death sentence…EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Think about how foreign countries have socialized medicine – people DIE before they get treatment. Think England who MURDERED those 2 kids by NOT allowing them to leave the country to get help. Think Venezuela where people are dying EVERY DAY because their dictator won’t allow access to medical treatment. This could go on forever but I have work to do.

  7. 150 billion for Iran – NO PROBLEM
    5.6 Billion for wall – BIG PROBLEM

    Notice something here

  8. Although I can’t agree with President Trump 100%, he does have good points! I agree with his Syria decision. Cutting the troops by half in Afghanistan I don’t agree with. You pull troops when the fighting has completely stopped and the training of locals has been completed. There is still an on-going threat in Afghanistan!
    I Totally agree that Iran IS a threat and a serious one! But I would be building a strong bases in Afghanistan and Iraq and adding men and material to Saudi Arabia bases as a quick reaction force to go into Iran if required! Fighting armies on three sides is very hard, and I think Iran knows that, and has toned their rhetoric down because of our troops stationed there!

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