Trump Is Sending a Murderer to Do a Diplomat’s Job

Hubris, in the wrong hands, is the most dangerous weapon of all. Michael D’Andrea, the man Donald Trump has put in charge of intelligence operations in Iran, has more of it than most. For this was the man who invented the so-called signature strike, and stuck with it despite (deadly) evidence that it did not work. He should not be getting a new job. He should be getting a lawyer to defend him against charges of being a war criminal. Instead, we are sending this murderer to do the job of a diplomat. Bad things are on the horizon.

Signature drone strikes, you may remember, are the ridiculous idea-put-into-practice that we Americans know so much about the hearts and minds of Afghani farmers

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