So on Bill Maher’s show, former CIA chief Hayden stated
Maher brought up Trump’s pledge to kill family members of Islamic State terrorists. “That never even occurred to you, right?” Maher deadpanned.
“God, no!” Hayden exclaimed. “Let me give you a punchline: If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act.”
Maher responded incredulously, “What? Well, that’s quite a statement, sir.”
“You cannot—you are not committed, you are not required, in fact you’re required to not follow an unlawful order,” Hayden replied. “That would be in violation of all the international laws of armed conflict.”
Apparently that’s news. No, itt looks as if it’s NEWS!.
I’d have to say I’d be horrified if he gave any other answer.
Trump never really meant it anyway, he’s just saying whatever he thinks will play well. He’s hucking hard.
This makes me laugh.
“You’ve given us a great reason not to support Trump. There would be a coup in this country,” Maher cracked.
Hayden said he was not sure about “a coup.”
“I think it’s a coup that you said it,” Maher said.
Refusing to follow illegal orders isn’t a coup.
Maher is more stupider than even I’s thought, and that’s saying something.