John Noonan has been a security advisor for Jeb Bush and a an advisor and speechwriter for Mitt Romney. His resume includes serving as a Minuteman III nuclear launch officer, pulling “over 300 nuclear alerts as a missile combat crew commander and missile combat crew deputy commander.” Currently, he writes for conservative publications like the National Review.
He has been at odds with the Obama administration’s nuclear policies. Normally, he’s not a guy we would be writing about in agreement.
However, as with nearly everything associated with this presidential election, very little is what we would consider normal.
Yesterday, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe cited an anonymous source saying:
Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them.”
Naturally, this not-so-surprising development has triggered outrage among most sane, rational people. It has also launched us into a twilight zone where liberal writers like myself are finding themselves in agreement with hawkish military personnel turned conservative advisors like John Noonan.
Yesterday, Noonan took to Trump’s preferred communication medium to lash out at the unraveling reality star turned politician. He echoed our own internal dialogue about what a President Trump with nuclear codes would do to the world, to humanity.
He also warned us to “buckle the hell up” if what Scarborough reported is true and Trump secures the presidency.
This isn’t hyperbole. This isn’t fear mongering. This is the frightening reality of a world where Donald Trump has the power to start a nuclear war.
Noonan goes as far as to call Trump a “mad man” and questions if he even realizes how “f-ing dangerous” falling back on a nuclear first-use policy truly is.
Read the entire rant here:
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