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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Press ignored Hillary's nuclear boner

Politico reported on June 2:
Hillary Clinton threw a barrage of stinging one-liners at Donald Trump on Thursday. But at the heart of her speech was one powerful question for voters: “Do we want his finger anywhere near the button?”
No one in the press brought up that when Bill Clinton was president, he lost the codes.

This is not based on some far right-wing reporting.

From the Atlantic monthly on October 22, 2010:
Gen. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the last few years of Clinton's term, writes about the episode in his new autobiography. Shelton is especially sensitive to the proper authentication procedures, having served as deputy commander of the National Military Command Center (NMCC), through which all nuclear launch progression action chains are processed. The National Command Authority (NCA), as the process and the person of the commander in chief is called, passes from the President to the Vice President to the Secretary of Defense. (In the absence of the SecDef, the Deputy Secretary of Defense can stand in.) 
Why is this a big deal?
Here's the reality: Losing that identifier card had the potential to create a vast disruption in nuclear command and control procedures.
So Al Gore gets "the call" because Clinton can't properly ID himself. Gore is confused, lives in Washington, knows the President is fine. He tells NORAD to hold while he tracks down the President, who can't verify his own identify anyway. Precious minutes (and I do mean precious, seconds count in the nuke business) are lost while civilian and military leadership sort things out. 
And that says nothing of the fact that the President would be in gross violation of his duties by allowing the VP to execute an order that is lawfully the President's to make. Once a strike is authorized by the NCA, the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pass the order to the U.S. Strategic Command through the NMCC, or through an alternate command site, like Site R in Liberty Township, PA, or through an airborne platform known as TACAMO, which stands for "Take Charge and Move Out."
We trusted a Clinton before. Thank God 9/11 did not fall on that fool's watch.

Instead of high-fiving Hillary for taking a cheap potshot at Trump, the press should remind the public of the incompetence of the first President Clinton.

Coming soon -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."

3 comments:

  1. Glad you used Hillary instead of Clinton in that headline.

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  2. I know that those in the missile launch control centers are seriously concerned with launch code materials and proper authentication of them.

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  3. He probably hid them from Hillary in the family Bible and forgot where he put them. Maybe it saved Monica Lewinski's life. - Elric

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