Wise Up, Folks

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For those still living in the fantasy world where people believe that Donald Trump, a man a man driven by an instinctive belief in control and domination, is a dove or a foreign policy Realist, here’s a wake-up call. Trump has chosen James Woolsey as his new foreign policy advisor.

If you’re not familiar with him, Woolsey is not only the wildest and most unbridled of neoconservative hawks but one who combines his hawkishness with the most fevered conspiracy theories. Lots of people made up stories about Saddam Hussein having advanced nuclear and biological weapons programs. Woolsey was one of the few, even in the hardest core neoconservative circles, to back a conspiracy theory that held that Saddam was responsible not only for 9/11 but for the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 too. He was also a big backer of a completely inane fever swamp idea that all global terrorism is run by a so called “five families of terrorism.’ Yes, the Five Families of Terrorism. Look it up. Also look up Laurie Mylroie.

In other words, if you want a lot of wars and for the most insane reasons possible, you’ll hook up with Jim Woolsey. Either that, or some new financial backer said Woolsey was awesome. One way or another, wake up!

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Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.
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