William McRaven to President Trump- Revoke My Security Clearance

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William McRaven Photo credit- Charles Dharapak, AP/Associated Press

William McRaven to President Trump- Revoke My Security Clearance

Updated

There’s one thing for sure: deep state crazies and their inbred cousins in Q-Anon fear facts and common sense.

Start with all around bad ass and true hero to our country, William McRaven. Let’s go quickly over his bio:

 

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  • Navy Seal
  • Navy Admiral
  • Joint Special Operations Command, aka JSOC
  • 37 Year military career
  • Oversaw the NAVY SEAL raid which hunted and killed terrorist Osama Bin Laden (Navy Seal Team Six)
  • Not enough? Fine, he was also the oldest active serving member of the NAVY SEALS
  • Oh, and he didn’t seek deferments on bone spurs

Pick anyone of those bullet points, and that is more than enough for a stellar career.

McRaven is important because he did something out of character- he jumped into politics. What does that say about the current crisis this country is in?

McRaven wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post and his words put succinctly what it means to be a member of our Armed Forces, where they understand better than anyone else the sacrifices they make based on the principles which are the bedrock of our Constitution. In this case, the First Amendment.

McRaven defended former Director of the CIA, John Brennan who had his security clearance revoked by President Trump, an uncommon move.

“Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.”

“Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation. If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken.”

And that’s why the military has earned my respect and that of our great nation.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter- @mcatty_alex

On August 20th, Retired Admiral McRaven resigned from the Pentagon Board.

 

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