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    Lightbulb OPEN LETTER ON DONALD TRUMP FROM GOP NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS

    MARCH 2, 2016 WORT STAFF

    We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity, we nonetheless are obligated to state our core objections clearly:

    His vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle. He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence.

    His advocacy for aggressively waging trade wars is a recipe for economic disaster in a globally connected world.

    His embrace of the expansive use of torture is inexcusable.

    His hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric undercuts the seriousness of combatting Islamic radicalism by alienating partners in the Islamic world making significant contributions to the effort. Furthermore, it endangers the safety and Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of American Muslims.

    Controlling our border and preventing illegal immigration is a serious issue, but his insistence that Mexico will fund a wall on the southern border inflames unhelpful passions, and rests on an utter misreading of, and contempt for, our southern neighbor.

    Similarly, his insistence that close allies such as Japan must pay vast sums for protection is the sentiment of a racketeer, not the leader of the alliances that have served us so well since World War II.

    His admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin is unacceptable for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy.

    He is fundamentally dishonest. Evidence of this includes his attempts to deny positions he has unquestionably taken in the past, including on the 2003 Iraq war and the 2011 Libyan conflict. We accept that views evolve over time, but this is simply misrepresentation.

    His equation of business acumen with foreign policy experience is false. Not all lethal conflicts can be resolved as a real estate deal might, and there is no recourse to bankruptcy court in international affairs.

    Mr. Trump’s own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States. Therefore, as committed and loyal Republicans, we are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head. We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the office.


    David Adesnik
    Michael Auslin
    Kevin W. Billings
    Robert D. Blackwill
    Daniel A. Blumenthal
    Max Boot
    Ellen Bork
    Joseph A. Bosco
    Michael Chertoff
    Patrick Chovanec
    James Clad
    Eliot A. Cohen
    Carrie Cordero
    Michael Coulter
    Chester A. Crocker
    Patrick M. Cronin
    Seth Cropsey
    Tom Donnelly
    Daniel Drezner
    Colin Dueck
    Eric Edelman
    Joseph Esposito
    Richard A. Falkenrath
    Peter D. Feaver
    Niall Ferguson
    Richard Fontaine
    Aaron Friedberg
    Greg Garcia
    Jana Chapman Gates
    Jeffrey Gedmin
    Reuel Marc Gerecht
    David Gordon
    Christopher J. Griffin
    Mary R. Habeck
    Paul Haenle
    Melinda Haring
    Robert Hastings
    Rebeccah Heinrichs
    Jeffrey W. Hornung
    William C. Inboden
    Jamil N. Jaffer
    Ash Jain
    Myriah Jordan
    Robert G. Joseph
    Kate Kidder
    Robert Kagan
    David Kramer
    Matthew Kroenig
    Frank Lavin
    Philip I. Levy
    Philip Lohaus
    Mary Beth Long
    Peter Mansoor
    John Maurer
    Matthew McCabe
    Bryan McGrath
    Paul D. Miller
    Charles Morrison
    Lester Munson
    Andrew S. Natsios
    Michael Noonan
    John Noonan
    Roger F. Noriega
    Robert T. Osterhaler
    Mackubin T. Owens
    Everett Pyatt
    Martha T. Rainville
    Stephen Rodriguez
    Marc A. Ross
    Michael Rubin
    Daniel F. Runde
    Benjamin Runkle
    Richard L. Russell
    Andrew Sagor
    Kori Schake
    Randy Scheunemann
    Gary J. Schmitt
    Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Kalev I. Sepp
    Vance Serchuk
    David R. Shedd
    Kristen Silverberg
    Michael Singh
    Ray Takeyh
    William H. Tobey
    Frances F. Townsend
    Jan Van Tol
    Daniel Vajdich
    Albert Wolf
    Julie Wood
    Dov S. Zakheim
    Roger Zakheim
    Philip Zelikow
    Robert B. Zoellick
    Laurence Zuriff

    Number of Signatories: 95

    The statement above was coordinated by Dr. Eliot A. Cohen, former Counselor of the Department of State (2007–, and Bryan McGrath, Managing Director of The FerryBridge Group, a defense consultancy. They encourage other members of the Republican foreign policy and national security communities wishing to sign the declaration to contact them.

    Open Letter on Trump from GOP National Security Leaders
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    What a bunch of lies - another attack drawn up by Mr Trump's own party.

    Similarly, his insistence that close allies such as Japan must pay vast sums for protection is the sentiment of a racketeer, not the leader of the alliances that have served us so well since World War II.
    DUH - Pearl Harbor, Japan served us well. Guess they think we should have all our clothes made by communist vietnam & have china make EVERYTHING we buy here in the USA too - WRONG.

    He is fundamentally dishonest.
    Smear campaign central - hope they all lose their jobs when Mr Trump is POTUS.

    Mexico will fund a wall on the southern border inflames unhelpful passions, and rests on an utter misreading of, and contempt for, our southern neighbor.
    They are killing us, raping our children, flooding the country with dangerous drugs, taking our jobs with monies sent home not put into our economy and costing us a fortune paying for their baby boom.

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    Roger Noriega

    Roger Francisco Noriega (born 1959, Wichita, Kansas) is a Mexican-American, visiting fellow at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute. He has served as a U.S. diplomat and policy maker, specializing in Western Hemisphere Affairs.

    Noriega served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Alternate U.S. Representative at the U.S. Mission to the OAS from 1990 through 1993, and as Senior Advisor for Public Information at the OAS from 1993 to 1994.
    From 1994 to 1997, Noriega returned to Capitol Hill as a senior staff member New York Congressman Benjamin Gilman for the House Committee on International Relations. Subsequently, he became a senior staff member of Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In 1996, Noriega co-authored the Helms-Burton law which tightened the 40-year-old embargo on Cuba......

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    "Men of low degree are vanity, Men of high degree are a lie. " David
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    How many of these people are CFR like Noriega??
    Quite a few.

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    Matthew Kroenig
    Mary Beth Long
    Peter Mansoor
    Paul Miller
    Stephen Rodriguez
    Daniel Runde
    Kori Schake
    Kristen Silberberg
    Frances Townsend
    Dov Zakheim
    Philip Zelikaw
    Robert Zoellick

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