Should Trump have control of the nuclear football?

Earlier this week Donald Trump sent out a tweet blasting former President Obama for releasing from Guantanamo Bay 122 detainees who've since returned to combat.

"122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!"

This sounds terrible - but it's just more Fake News.

While it IS true that 122 detainees have returned to combat after being released from Guantanamo, President Obama is hardly to blame.

113 of the Guantanamo detainees who've returned to combat after being released were released when George W. Bush was president. So it looks like Trump got this idea from Fox and Friends, which had sent out a tweet about 30 minutes earlier about the drone death of a former Gitmo detainee that also pointed out that "at least 122 former Gitmo detainees have re-engaged in terrorism."

"Former Gitmo detainee killed by a U.S. airstrike in Yemen; at least 122 former Gitmo detainees have re-engaged in terrorism"

Should a person who gets his facts from Fox and Friends have control of the nuclear football?


Legend 5 years 15 weeks ago

Trump is like the right wing trolls on this site that make up facts and believe them.

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Johnnie Dorman 5 years 15 weeks ago

T-Rump voters always blame the wrong people for all the crap that's been going on in this country ever since Nixon and Reagan. It's hard to fight billion dollar brainwash. The Neo-cons do the same thing that the Nazis did. They take advantage of human frailties, like fear, ignorance and greed in order to fool the people. That's how the Nazis did it and that's how the Neo-con Republican party infiltrators are doing it. They are the, "swamp snakeheads," that have invaded the United State's government. We must stop them now or it will be too late, maybe ending up in a civil war.

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wmleidy 5 years 15 weeks ago

trump has no political capital and his only hope of completing a first term is to get us in a war as soon as possible. will it be korea, the middle east, russia, africa? the landscape changes daily, stay tuned.

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lilly1875 5 years 15 weeks ago

I'm hoping the top guards of the military know better than to give orangeolini any true codes and just give him a fisher-price multicolor chatter phone.

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deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago

The really sad part is that nearly one-fourth of America's eligible voters are so indoctrinated by decades of heavy propaganda they can't escape the maze of dark, narrow tunnels drilled into their deadened minds. They can't view themselves objectively as they are, as they are seen by those who have not wasted their time and energy -- their lives -- mesmerized by Fox Faux News, hate radio, and the lunatic bubble-sphere on the internet.

Why do so many have to suffer for the lunacy of such a tiny faction of greedy, self-absorbed racists and fascists? What happened to the "greatest democracy on Earth?" Where is that fantasy of the "shining city on the hill?"

Do you want the red pill or the blue pill, to remain in blissful ignorance under a Republican, predatory, plutocratic kakistocracy or to wake up to the harsh realities and force the Democratic Party back to its roots as the party of the people?

(The original color of the pills from "The Matrix" are reversed to reflect the difficult choice voters must face in our unfortunate, constitutionally mandated, two-party system. Devising some sort of system to allow "instant runoff" or "ranked choice" voting would give third parties more leverage over the platform issues and weaken the iron grip of the establishment parties, so that people could vote their conscience without ultimately wasting their vote.)

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leighmf 5 years 15 weeks ago

Should the patients control the insane asylum?

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Hephaestus 5 years 15 weeks ago

leighmf - Sorry! The inmates HAVE taken over the asylum

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SalemPaul 5 years 15 weeks ago

45s Tweets are meant to add profit for main stream entertainment news cycles.

His consistent lying and distorting facts, such as about Guantanamo, temporarily distract from the main issues: Russia ties and failure to release his tax returns. It will be 'We the people' that ultimately bring him down as Rachel Maddow pointed out. We must never normalize this administration. Call Legislators. Mail a Postcard; include a copied article with comment to Individual Congress critters. Remember that there are more of us than them. We are stronger together.

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2950-10K 5 years 15 weeks ago

The Trump, Assange, and Putin megalomaniac triangle strike again. Has anybody heard the so called President of the United States speak out against Assange, who just exposed our CIA's entire hacking arsenal? Hell no! Nor has our corpse media mentioned how strange that is. Oh I realize Assange claims to be the good guy exposing what is already out there...bull crap.

We haven't seen the likes of Putin since the days of Caligula and Assange won't leak a single email from the Kremlin. Thousands of innocent women and children were just massacred in Allepo and their blood is all over Putin's hands.... that's who he is.... and our Donny has a man love for him.

All I can say is many many anonymous patriots obviously now have the tools to go after all of the god damn Tories out there...McConnell, Ryan, Tillerson, Sessions, Bannon, the Trump family...all of them.

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stopgap 5 years 15 weeks ago

With friends like Trump...who needs enemies??

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deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago

I sincerely hope that hackers worldwide will use their newfound CIA tools to expose every nook and cranny of the police state, both ours and Russia's. As much as I despise Julian Assange for selling out to Putin and allowing WikiLeaks to be used as a partisan propaganda tool, this latest document dump may precipitate the final collapse -- for good or ill. Grab your life jackets and batten down the hatches!

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Dianereynolds 5 years 15 weeks ago

Another Christmas morning.

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Ou812 5 years 15 weeks ago


You really are a fruitcake!!:). Listen to your Mom, maybe she can help you get a smidgen of you credibility back. :)

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leighmf 5 years 15 weeks ago

Hephaestus- no need to apologize- I know it happened long ago, the question is, should it be allowed?

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k. allen 5 years 15 weeks ago

"Should the patients control the insane asylum?"

"leighmf - Sorry! The inmates HAVE taken over the asylum."

"Hephaestus- no need to apologize- I know it happened long ago, the question is, should it be allowed?"

Complex question. Who has the power to "allow" - or influence behaviors and boundaries effectively - to what effect, by what means? The very term "insane asylum" and all it brings to mind reflects, and reinforces insanity that resides in such environments.

Whatever your circumstance, ultimately, you control yourself, and manage your own behavior, or someone else will - institutional, or otherwise.

In AA, they say, it's a 'Save Your Own Ass Program'.

The court used to send you there before prison or the psych ward.

The psych ward will process your paperwork, keep records, dispense medications ... and ...?

That probably depends on who you are, how you identify, culturally, and ... how you behave ... attitude ... posture ... willingness to get real with the truth - even when the rest of the world does not agree with, or accept what you see - and walk in peace, no matter what.

The ability to do that without going bat sh!t crazy might earn you a pass - or not ... here we find seeds of psychopathy that blossom into "Cognitive Dissonance" ... a quality of contradictory perspectives, attitudes, postures, and behaviors that contribute to the carnival of errors we see in this era.

... and yes, " this too shall pass...."

Shall we give thanks for that?

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Hephaestus 5 years 14 weeks ago

k.allen - you are just too kind by far

Trying to rationalise the irrational has got us to where we are now... sadly!

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