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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:33 PM

Trump Is the Last Person Who Should Have Power to Start a Nuclear War, Says Former Missile Officer

Source: Newsweek

A group of veteran nuclear launch officers has pleaded with Congress to restrict President Donald Trump’s access to the U.S.’s weapons of mass destruction, questioning his ability to make such a serious decision.

In a letter to lawmakers, 17 veterans once charged with starting a nuclear war at the president’s request said Thursday that they have long questioned the current leader’s “fitness to serve as commander in chief, with absolute authority over the nation’s nuclear arsenal.” The group said their doubts have only grown as Trump neared the one-year mark of his first term in office, and an upcoming Pentagon review was expected to loosen restrictions to the U.S.’s ability to use nuclear weapons.

“One year into the Trump presidency, our alarm has only intensified, and we must raise our voices again. The president has had ample opportunity to educate and humble himself to the grave responsibilities of his office,” they wrote.

“Instead, he consistently shows himself to be easily baited, stubborn in his ignorance of world politics and diplomacy, and quick to brandish nuclear threats. The reality of this presidency is worse than we feared,” they added.


Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/trump-last-person-have-power-start-nuclear-war-former-missile-officer-778705



I can’t wait for the right-wing jobs to start attacking these officers. Unlike tRump, they were selected because they were mentally stable.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 05:51 PM

1. This is a fact. This part of the post is great...

“One year into... [Trump] has had ample opportunity to educate and humble himself to the grave responsibilities of this office...instead he consistently shows himself to be easily baited, stubborn in his ignorance of politics and diplomacy, and quick to brandish nuclear threats. The reality...is worse than we feared” the veteran nuclear launch officers wrote.

Reminds me of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s words, “the presidency does not change who you are, it reveals who you are.”

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