Stephen Lendman says it very well.
He’s (Trump) dead wrong on vital domestic and geopolitical issues – serving wealth, power and privilege exclusively, harming most others at home and abroad.
He’s right about a deplorable witch-hunt – dark forces assaulting the office of the presidency and the nation if successful, an undeclared coup d’etat attempt, wanting easily controlled Pence replacing him.
He (Pence) may have been the deep state’s choice for president all along, once Trump emerged last aspirant standing among the array of GOP hopefuls – Pence a neocon Tea Party hardliner, an imperial war cheerleader, an Islamophobe and Russophobe, hostile to immigrant rights, and much more of concern.
He’s anti-progressive, anti-social justice, anti-governance serving everyone equitably, anti-abortion rights, anti-LGBT and women’s rights, anti-gay marriage, an evangelical supporter of Israel’s worst crimes.
He’s part of the lunatic fringe infesting Washington, a bigoted Christian white supremacist, a far-right religious fundamentalist, serving in the nation’s second highest office.
He’s for virtually everything free societies abhor. Americans have just cause to fear a Pence presidency if Trump’s ousted from office – from the frying pan to the fire, as the saying goes.
Trump made a colossal mistake appointing him. GHW Bush was much wiser choosing Dan Quayle, unqualified for any public office, unlikely any Washington power broker would want him replacing GHW...
It’s too late for second thoughts on his VP choice, Trump stuck with Pence, a decision he may long regret if things go against him.
Responding to the assault on his presidency, he tweeted “(y)ou are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!”
“They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice”
Tweets aren’t the solution to his dilemma, a clear attempt to further denigrate, weaken and oust him from office by whatever means it takes.
He’s responsible for appalling domestic and geopolitical policies – including war crimes for escalating aggression in multiple theaters, along with other abuses of rule of law principles.
No legal basis exists for charging him with obstruction of justice. No evidence suggests it. Nothing indicates he or his team colluded improperly or illegally with anyone in Russia.
Law Professor Jonathan Turley advises no tweeting about special counsel Mueller’s investigation – calling it “highly damaging to both his public and legal case.”
He should consult his legal team before saying, doing, or tweeting anything relating to the ongoing investigation. They know what’s in his best interest, and what can cause him further trouble.
According to Turley, his comments “into aspects of the investigation could put his position under great scrutiny.”
As they say, anything he says can be used against him. Trump should follow the advice of competent attorneys representing him.
Perhaps it’s his only chance to stay in office – besides avoiding one or more assassination attempts.
Bacevich points out that the orchestrated attack on President Trump is based on the assumption that President Trump has launched an attack on the open, liberal, enlightened, rule of law, and democratic order that Washington has established. This liberal world order of goodness is threatened by a Trump-Putin Conspiracy.
Bacevich, a rare honest American, says this that this characterization of America is a bullshit myth.
For example, the orchastrated image of America as the great upholder of truth, justice, democracy, and human rights conviently overlooks Washington’s “meddling in foreign elections; coups and assassination plots in Iran [Washingtonn’s 1953 overthrow of the first elected Iranian government], Guatemala, the Congo, Cuba, South Vietnam, Chile, Nicaragua, and elsewhere; indiscriminate aerial bombing campaigns in North Korea and throughout Southeast Asia; a nuclear arms race bringing the world to the brink of Armageddon; support for corrupt, authoritarian regimes in Iran [the Shah], Turkey, Greece, South Korea, South Vietnam, the Philippines, Brazil, Egypt, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and elsewhere—many of them abandoned when deemed inconvenient; the shielding of illegal activities through the use of the Security Council veto; unlawful wars launched under false pretenses; ‘extraordinary rendition,’ torture, and the indefinite imprisonment of persons without any semblance of due process [the evisceration of the US Constitution].”
In other words, Washington is the opposite of how it orchestrates its portrait. There is no such thing as “liberal internationalism.” All “liberal internationalsim” means is Amerian hegemony over the idiot countries that participate in “liberal internationalism.”
President Trump is in trouble, Bacevich says, because “he appears disinclined to perpetuate American hegemony.”
American hegemony is the neoconservatives’ God, and “the Russian threat” is the savior of the military/security complex’s $1.1 trillion annual budget. President Trump is a threat to both.