Monday, February 6, 2017

Security Officials File Brief Saying Trump's Muslim Ban Makes U.S. Less Safe

In addition to the 90- plus tech companies that have filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opposing neo- fascist shot- caller Donald "Rump" Trump's Muslim travel ban, an amicus brief has been filed by Democratic and Republican former national security and counterterrorism officials that give lie to Lord Dampnut's excuse for his Muslim travel ban:
A group of former Cabinet secretaries and national security officials under former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have filed a brief in federal court arguing that President Trump’s travel ban does not make the nation safer. 
The officials told the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that they were not aware of any specific national security threats that would justify the ban, and that in their opinion it makes the country and its troops less safe. The court will decide as soon as Tuesday whether to uphold a lower court’s decision to block Trump’s travel ban of seven majority-Muslim countries. 
The amicus brief was signed by former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and John Kerry, former CIA directors Michael Hayden and Leon Panetta, former CIA deputy director Avril Haines, former CIA acting director Michael Morell, former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and former counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco. The brief was also signed by John E. McLaughlin, the deputy director of the CIA under George W. Bush. (our emphasis)
Meanwhile, "so called President" Rump continues his assault on the judiciary, telling his credulous followers that "If something happens blame him (Judge Robart) and court system." Well, we'd rather trust the judgement of the folks who aren't tweeting in their bathrobes at 6:30 p.m., and put the blame where it would belong: with the shitgibbon dilettante who enflamed the Muslim world with his un- American order in the first place.

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