Flynn’s warped worldview

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July 11, 2016
The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  
Posted in Commentary

"Michael Flynn is a retired general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and he is currently being vetted by Trump's campaign as a possible running mate. ... Flynn recapitulates all of the errors of the hard-liners that used to rave about 'WWIV' and 'Islamofascism,' and he echoes the absurd theories espoused over the years by Rick Santorum and others like him. Just as Bush did with his harebrained 'axis of evil' claim, Flynn lumps together states and groups that have little or nothing to do with each other, and he thinks sworn enemies are working together as part of a fictional 'alliance' arrayed against us. To make matters worse, he believes this grab-bag of terrorists and third-rate dictatorships represents a 'formidable coalition' that is somehow winning a global war that isn't really being fought." (07/11/16)  

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