By Michael Rechtenwald
Trump calls the Iraqi invasion ‘a disaster,’ wants to end ‘endless wars,’ and bring US troops home. It’s this that has fueled the deep state’s attempts to remove him from office by any means possible. The hawks want Biden to win.
In a recent op-ed on RT, I outlined the puzzling and ironic configuration that is the anti-Trump ‘resistance.’ But I didn’t explore one important ‘interest group’ within a ‘deep state’ intent on destroying Trump’s presidency at all costs—namely, the neocon hawks of both major political parties and the military and intelligence establishments that defy strict party affiliation.
This contingent includes members of top military brass and intelligence officers, of course, but also military and intelligence contractors, including those employed by the permanent bureaucracy to foil Trump’s first run for the presidency by attempting to tie him to “Russian collusion.”
Condemn Trump all you want. It’s quite fashionable and facile to do so. The penchant has long since leaked across the Atlantic via the US and international media establishments. But critics must be either uninformed or disingenuous to liken Trump to Hitler. Hitler was, after all, a fascist strong man and supremacist intent on militarism and world expansionism. And Trump is nothing of the sort.