Thursday, January 31, 2019
Intelligence Heads Disagree With Trump On Dangers To U.S.
from KALW.org. The caricature Of Donald Trump is by DonkeyHotey.)
Donald Trump likes to brag about his foreign policy. He tells us that he has made America safer by making Russia our friend, defeating ISIS, withdrawing from the Iran deal, by convincing North Korea to give up their nuclear weapons, and by naming the border with Mexico as the biggest danger to this country.
But that is a view only in his own fevered imagination, and is accepted only by his most rabid supporters. Intelligence officials (and most Americans) know the truth is far different.
On Tuesday, the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies testified before Congress -- and they sharply disagreed with Donald Trump. This should worry Americans (that Trump is unable or unwilling to accurately assess the real dangers facing this country).
Here is part of how their testimony was reported in Stars and Stripes: