Why I think the NYT Anonymous Op-Ed Against Trump Was Simply Invented

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    Well, also anyone who has been through basic and advanced training in the services know that military people love hyperbole to get their message across.

    'Sometimes' becomes 'every mother f*cking morning', 'out of shape' becomes a 'bleeding ulcer on Uncle Sam's ass', and someone who never cared about the details of international diplomacy becomes a 'Fifth grade drop out'.


    I do think Mattis might have said something like that, but then again, he might have said that of just about everybody.
     
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    Yeah, and he has trusted too many former Bush people as it is. Neocons are never to be trusted as they think their long term goals justify just about anything they do.

    In DC 'distorted' = everybody else's 'common sense'.
     
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    In situations like this, one can only look at who benefits the most to get a clue about 'who dun it?'

    Which is why I suspect Trump may have pulled a fast one on the NYT.
     
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    YEAH, I think so too! Otherwise, it simply makes no sense!
     
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    A president no matter how knowledge he is of the operations of the executive, legislative, and judicial branch of government, economic policies, foreign affairs, military operations, and constitutional limits and requirements of government, that president must have the advice of experts.

    A president having no background at all in any of the above puts him at a tremendous disadvantage. The more knowledge a president has the better able he is to pick advisers, understanding them, and evaluate them.

    The problem with a president being an outsider and an agent of change in Washington is he not only has to have the will to change government but he has to know how to change it which is far more difficult than it might sound.
     
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    This Op Ed has about as much creditably as a conversation overhead in a bar. It could be factual but we just don't know.

    Woodward's book is in a different category. Woodward interviewed over hundred people about half of them in high level positions in the White House. In typical Woodward style, he kept detailed notes on each interview and has recordings of almost all his interviews. I'm sure Woodward will release all the research notes, interviews, and tapes but don't expect them in the near future. It was years before they released all the backup research for the Watergate stories.

     
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