From Robert Reich: http://robertreich.org/post/156554516145
Robert Reich Sunday, January 29, 2017
Trump has reorganized the National Security Council – elevating his
chief political strategist Steve Bannon, and demoting the Director of
National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Bannon will join the NSC’s principals committee, the top inter-agency group advising the President on national security.
the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff will now attend meetings only when “issues pertaining to
their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed,” according to
the presidential memorandum issued Saturday.
strategists have never before participated in National Security Council
principals meetings because the NSC is supposed to give presidents
nonpartisan, factual advice.
But forget facts. Forget analysis. This is the Trump administration.
And what does Bannon have to bring to the table?
case you forgot, before joining Donald Trump’s inner circle Bannon
headed Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet that has promoted
conspiracy theories and is a platform for the alt-right movement, which
espouses white nationalism.
This is truly scary.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice calls the move “stone cold crazy.”
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who also served under George W.
Bush, says the demotions are a “big mistake.”
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