Whatever happened to Semper Fidelis?
Memo to President Trump: In future, before you hire cabinet officers or people to work in the National Security Council (NSC), ask them to fill out a questionnaire with questions such as these: 1."Do you support moving our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? 2. Do you support our withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords? 3. Do you support our withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal that gave Iran a legal pathway to becoming nuclear power and $150 billion of US dollar to help them do it?"
We know from early reviews of former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haleys new book, With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace (2019), that former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson opposed items 1, 2. and 3. In fact, Secretary Tillerson travelled around the world telling other diplomats that, "President Trump is moron." And, when caught, lied about it.
Almost the same holds true about retired Marine General John F. Kelly who, as President Trumps chief-of-staff, opposed items 1.2. and 3. albeit a Marine probably would not call his commander-in-chief a moron.
So whats the problem here? Arent cabinet-level officials supposed to offer the President of the United States their heartfelt advice? Yes, they are; however, in the case of Tillerson and Kelly they engaged in a conspiracy to prevent the President from taking the actions he pledged in his presidential campaign to take. Even worse, they tried to recruit then Ambassador Haley into their conspiracy. She refused.
Okay, what should the two more powerful members of the Trump Administration have done? The honorable thing for them to do was to go in private to President Trump and say, "Mr. President, I cannot support your agenda. And, for that reason, I am handing you my written resignation."
The dishonorable thing was to actively engage in a plot to prevent the Presidents agenda from taking place. So, what did happen? The sky did not fall when our embassy moved to Jerusalem. In fact, that sent a message to the Islamic world that the U.S. finally has a President that says what he means and means what he says.
Secondly, the Paris Climate Accords are merely an attempt by the E.U. nations to "virtue signal" that they oppose human-caused climate change while doing nothing about it themselves and, meanwhile, disrupting the U.S. economy.
Finally, giving the Mullahs a legal path to nuclear weapons and billions to help pay for it was a veiled attempt to give the Islamists their wish: the destruction of Israel and to shift the religious balance of power in the Middle East from Sunni to Shia.
The icing on Ms. Haleys cake is that President Trump proved right all along. Tillerson and Kelly were wrong. When Ambassador Haley disagreed with President Trump she went to him directly and they worked out their difference. She left the U.N. with her honor intact.
Be aware the Deep Staters, the anti-Trumpers, and some of the RINOs have been quick to launch attacks against Ms. Haley as a person. That is a sure sign Ms. Haleys book may well tsunami the Swamp. It is irrelevant that Ms. Haley might have presidential aspirations. The truth is what counts.
©2019. William Hamilton.
William Hamilton, is a laureate of the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame, the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma University Army ROTC Wall of Fame. Dr. Hamiltons Formula for Failure in Vietnam: The Folly of Limited Warfare will be published on December 31, 2019. For pre-publication orders: Toll free: (800) 253-2187 "Central View," can also be seen at: www.central-view.com.