- - Thursday, August 11, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

So 50 Republican officials think Donald Trump is not fit to be president. I didn’t see a letter from them regarding Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s fitness, so I presume these lofty, high-minded civil servants believe both of those folks are just fine.

How many of the illustrious 50 have played a significant role in bringing us the following: the Iraq invasion and occupation; the failed withdrawal from Iraq; the birth and expansion of the Islamic State; the Afghanistan invasion and occupation; the complete and total foreign-policy disasters in Egypt, Syria, Ukraine and Libya; the awful Iran deal and ransom for hostages; and the complete and total failure in fighting terror?

When criticized that he did not have any “known experts” advising him on foreign policy, Mr. Trump responded to the effect that he would not want advice from people who have been so consistently wrong. Just how many of these fabulous 50 fall into that category? I suspect all of them.

Mr. Trump sure has opened a window into the political cancer that has infected not just the Republicans, but all of American politics. Boy, do we need a change and new leadership. Trump 2016.

BOB SEGAL

Burke, Va.

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