Forget The Onion. Life is starting to imitate Babylon Bee. Bill Arkin left NBC as a military affairs analyst, accusing of the network of being so opposed to President Donald John Trump that it is now supporting wars that Trump wants to drop.
Even more confusing for Arkin is that he agrees with President Trump.
In a 2,278-word memo to his colleagues -- which is three times the length of your average newspaper column -- Arkin lashed out at NBC for being obsessed with The Donald.
Arkin wrote, "For me I realized how out of step I was when I looked at Trump’s various bumbling intuitions: his desire to improve relations with Russia, to denuclearize North Korea, to get out of the Middle East, to question why we are fighting in Africa, even in his attacks on the intelligence community and the FBI.
"Of course he is an ignorant and incompetent impostor. And yet I’m alarmed at how quick NBC is to mechanically argue the contrary, to be in favor of policies that just spell more conflict and more war. Really? We shouldn’t get out Syria? We shouldn’t go for the bold move of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula?
"Even on Russia, though we should be concerned about the brittleness of our democracy that it is so vulnerable to manipulation, do we really yearn for the Cold War? And don’t even get me started with the FBI: What? We now lionize this historically destructive institution?"
This is hilarious.
No, I did not make this up.
Arkin has played the devil's advocate about wars and the military ("and don’t even get me started with the FBI"). Along comes a president who agrees with him, and Arkin cannot handle it.