The political enemies of President Trump are weakening our nation, and helping the enemies of the USA with their attacks on him. The latest example is the accusation that the president leaked super-secret, military intelligence to the Russians, about Islamic State plans. This was a privileged White House meeting with the Russian ambassador and our ISIS experts, held in one of our most secure “contained” facilities.
Within hours, the information discussed in this meeting, is published by the icons of liberal media. The Washington Post and its cousin, The New York Times claim that president Trum revealed damaging, top-secret information to the Russians. Later, the news sources compounded the problem, by claiming Isreal was the source of the secrets.
In their lust to skewer the president, these two news mongers received classified information from one or more traitors. (I know no clearer label.)
Publishing the information exposed and “verified” the secret for everyone in the world. The attribution to Isreal was a gift for the Russians, and anyone else in the Middle East who might be interested.
The press attack was calculated to produce maximum political harm to the president, but, what did it do for our country? Who intentionally “weaponized” the secret?
Those who were there in the room, including National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, say that neither source, nor method of obtaining the intelligence was compromised.
I do not know the “truth,” but I do know that all the “optics” help Russian intelligence. There is information and there is knowledge. Information without verification might have been questioned, doubted, or ignored; now the Post and the Times have elevated it to likely or verified.
The intensity of breast-beating accusations by the Democrats, and the malevalent media headlines have given Russia, Turkey, and other countries cause to question the security of any discussions between President Trump and their emissaries.
The point is, the Democrats, who should be equally vigilant protectors of our national security; it seems the media, that should have a giant stake in keeping us safe, would rather “throw us under the bus,” if it gives them any way to undermine President Trump. They have taken the president at his word when he called them “enemies.”
Make no mistake, people on both sides of this escalating battle seem equally, and rabidly eager for Pyrrhic victories. They somehow believe that ripping apart their political rivals strengthens them, and justifies weakening our position in the world. Any illusions of American unity and strength crumble under this suicidal bloodlust. The same virus has infected our citizens. Do we really feel these family feuds strengthen us somehow? Does righteous, rancorous infighting raise our national pride, or elevate our international prestige?
Besides, what are the possible consequences of these virulent attacks on our president? Even if the Democrats managed to impeach President Trump, succeed or fail, our country would suffer mightily.
When two opponents don suicide vests, who wins?