GINA HASPEL. NOMINEE TO HEAD CIA.
MIKE POMPEO. NOMINEE TO HEAD STATE DEPARTMENT.
That group of patriotic American Nationalists who came to be known as the alt-right supported Donald Trump for the presidency because he said he wanted to end the senseless wars that the USA has been fighting since 9/11.
There’s every possibility that the alt-right will split on Rand Paul’s position on President Trump’s two latest nominees. Speaking only for myself, waterboarding terrorists is a good thing. Gina Haspel, that mild librarian-looking woman above is a strong supporter (or at least was) of torturing terrorists to extract information from them.
John McCain and now Rand Paul are on the record as strongly opposed to torturing our enemies, who have no reservations about torturing and murdering us. Opposing torture in advance gives the enemy more leeway to recruit new terrorists.
Where I part company with Trump’s picks and stand with Rand is on the issue of endless wars for Israel’s benefit. We don’t need a war with Iran or Russia.
Better choices for Trump would be antiwar nominees who would put America First, not the Jews and their insane desire to expand the borders of Israel.
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he will oppose President Trump’s nominations of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State and Gina Haspel to be CIA director.