From Politico: "Trump's nuclear nightmare. His loose talk on the ultimate weapon isn't so different from official doctrine, but it plays into Clinton's attacks on his temperament, nonetheless."
From the New York Times: "Donald J. Trump’s remarks on nuclear weapons have brought him, at times, to a question: Why should he be constrained from ever using them?"
From Time: "Here’s What Donald Trump Has Said About Nuclear Weapons."
From Slate: "Donald Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Trigger. A former nuclear missile officer—and adviser to Republicans—on why the prospect terrifies him."
Hillary was using Lyndon Baines Johnson's plan of making her opponent seem like a trigger-happy madman. All she needed was the Daisy ad.
But the next day, the Daily Mail did some reporting instead of regurgitation:
Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire:
Those who don't want Donald Trump's finger on the nuclear button may be in for a surprise: The nuclear button does not exist.
Trump 'shouldn't have his finger on the button', Hillary Clinton said about the Republican presidential candidate in Columbus, Ohio, in June.
But not only is there no button to allow the president to unleash nuclear weapons, contrary to popular myth, there are no codes used by the president to accomplish such a strike.
Instead, the president is supplied with what is known as the nuclear football. A leather-covered titanium business case that weighs 40 pounds, the nuclear football is secured with a cipher lock.
The case contains a variety of secure phone capabilities and options for launching nuclear strikes that the president may authorize by talking with the Pentagon.
Ironically, in view of Hillary Clinton's claim that Trump should not have his finger on the nuclear button, it was her husband Bill Clinton who risked nuclear annihilation of America by losing the authentication codes.
At one point during his second term, Secret Service agents tell me, President Clinton managed to lose the plastic authenticator card with the codes he would need to verify his identity to launch nuclear weapons.
In his book Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior, retired general Hugh Shelton, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed that in Clinton's last year in office, his required codes for launching a nuclear strike were missing for months.
'This is a big deal - a gargantuan deal - and we dodged a silver bullet,' Shelton said.
'If our survival depended on launching a preemptive strike, without the president's having [the football and authentication codes], such a strike would be impossible.' Shelton said.So he was careless with the code. Big deal.
Except, he also was careless with the bombs -- bombing thousands of innocents merely to distract attention from his own incompetence and perjury.
From the Daily Mail today:
An article in the Muslim journal where Huma Abedin was assistant editor claimed Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair.
The claim made made in an article published in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, where Abedin was a member of the editorial board - the group of people who decide what is published in the academic journal.
It is the latest bombshell to emerge from the archives of the journal, whose editor-in-chief is Abedin's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, an academic in Saudi Arabia.
Abedin, who is not an academic, has been Hillary Clinton's closest aide since spending time as an intern at the White House, at exactly the time the Monica Lewinsky scandal was unfolding.Indeed, on August 20, 1998, the day Lewinsky testified before a grand jury, Clinton had a chemical plant in Sudan bombed. Guess which event led the news.
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