Gen. Michael Hayden: ‘Liberty At Risk With Trump, The Military Would Have To Disobey Him’
Gen. Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, sent a clear message to the Military, saying the armed forces would have to disobey Donald Trump if he followed through on certain campaign promises as president.
Referring to Trump’s suggestion to carpet-bomb cities, torture suspected terrorists and kill their families, Gen. Hayden told TV host Bill Maher during an interview just days before the election:
“You’re required not to follow an unlawful order. I would be incredibly concerned if president Trump governed in a way that was consistent with the language candidate Trump expressed during the campaign. If Trump were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act.”
Other high-ranking National Security officials have also warned that the President-elect’s frequently incendiary language could be used as a recruiting tool by terrorists.
“I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” Trump told a cheering crowd during a rally.
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Now that Trump is President-elect, the military should stay on high alert to protect our country from a potentially tyrannical government.