A President with No Military Experience Is Easily Rolled by the Pentagon
A great bit here from a Democracy Now interview:
MATTHEW HOH: Well, I go to one of my favorite Eisenhower quotes, President Eisenhower quotes. What I said earlier, Amy, both President Eisenhower and also President Kennedy recognized, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, recognize this intersection that the wars abroad are intersected with the wars at home, that we can’t have peace at home while having war abroad. As long as we have $700 billion defense budgets, we will never have universal health care. As long as both political parties vote for killing in war and prisons, we will never prioritize taking care of our own people. But, what President Eisenhower said, was, looking at a chair in the oval office, he said, "I pity this country if a man ever sits in this chair who has never served in the military." And what he meant by that was that, not that the military gives you some level of expertise or some level of knowledge, or some level of experience, but that a civilian would be run roughshod over, that he wouldn’t be able to raise the BS flag, that he would not know that the generals are just going to lie to him over and over and over again. And because that is ultimately what war is, just one continual lie. And that is what we have seen in Afghanistan, that’s what we’ve seen in Iraq, that’s what we’ve seen in Vietnam, etc., etc. And I think that’s what’s happening here. And of course President Trump is probably, may be our most malleable and easily influenced president of all time.