BREAKING—Defense Secretary James Mattis resigns

BREAKING—Defense Secretary James Mattis resigns

In just the past few minutes, news has broken of Defense Secretary James Mattis’ resignation.

In his letter, posted above, he calls out Moron Hitler for being both a moron and Hitleresque. He attacks his former boss’ views on NATO, on Russia and China, and on our other allies. He in no uncertain terms spells out that Donald Trump is a threat to American interests, residing in the White House.

Mattis is the first cabinet officer to resign out of principle. He could no longer square the circle, nor could he carry out Trump’s increasingly unhinged policies. The pull-out from Syria was the last straw.

Today is a victory for Vladimir Putin. Mattis was the last cabinet official giving contrary advice to Trump. There is no reason to believe that Trump will choose anyone but a toady to direct the world’s most powerful military. This will give Putin free rein to pursue his objectives in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as further weaken Europe.

It is way past the point where we have to debate saying this: Donald Trump is a traitor. He is actively working to undermine America’s standing in the world, and America’s principles. He is doing so in the fear that a foreign power has damaging information on him. He is doing so because if he can’t have this country’s riches, no one can.

I don’t normally sound the alarm, but we are at Defcon 2. The last line of sanity has left the building. I can’t even fathom what comes next.



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