Hours before he is set to receive his first classified intelligence briefing, Donald Trump said he does not trust information coming out of U.S. intelligence agencies and indicated he would cease relying on the bulk of the intelligence community’s massive workforce.Guess Trump is unaware that the "intelligence findings" to support the invasion of Iraq were dictated out of Dick Cheney's office and that anyone who disagreed with that per-determination was pushed aside. (Eric Shinseki, anyone? Larry Lindsey?)
During an interview aired on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning, Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, was asked whether he “trust[s] intelligence.”
“Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country,” Trump responded. “I mean, look what’s happened over the last 10 years. … It’s been catastrophic.
“Very easy to use them, but I won't use them, because they’ve made such bad decisions,” he said, pointing to apparent intelligence failures ahead of the United States's 2003 invasion of Iraq. At the time, George W. Bush administration officials appeared convinced that Saddam Hussein’s government was creating weapons of mass destruction, though that was not the case.
Is he aware that the president is the decider-in-chief and that the intel boyos mostly make recommendations and then implement the policy (and specific) decisions made by the president? Does His Orange-Haired Awfulness really believe that the Iraq and Afghan Wars were ordered by the CIA/NSA/DIA on their own initiative?
And what, pray tell, would President The Donald use for sources of information--- the FSB, through Paul Manafort?
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