Tucker Carlson Destroys The Intelligence Community

Tucker Carlson of Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” gave insight on President Trump’s decision to backtrack on statements he made during when he doubted the U.S. intelligence community.

Carlson stated Trump’s actions were political but questioned why Americans should grovel to a “community” that has made so many mistakes over the years.

Transcript as follows:

With remarkable speed and intensity, the media, the foreign policy establishment, and both political parties have come together as one to attack Donald Trump for his meeting yesterday with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Anderson Cooper, John McCain, and Mitt Romney all described the president’s remarks about Russia as “disgraceful.” Former CIA director John Brennan called them treasonous. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer announced that Trump was being blackmailed by a foreign power. Others accused him of being a sleeper agent, a spy. One member of Congress from Tennessee called for a military coup against the presidency.

As the rage storm swirled, the president bowed to the inevitable, genuflecting before U.S. intelligence agencies, whose judgment must never be questioned, and recited the now-obligatory oath of loyalty to the spy bureaucrats now in charge of our country.

So the president buckled to criticism. It happens. This is politics. What’s amazing, and ominous, is who made him buckle. The people yelling the loudest about how the Russians are our greatest enemy, and Trump is their puppet, are the very same people who’ve been mismanaging our foreign policy for the past two decades. The people who invaded Iraq and couldn’t admit it was a mistake. The people who killed Qadaffi for no obvious reason, and prolonged the horrible Syrian civil war and threw open the borders of Europe. The ones still defending the pointless Afghan war, and even now planning brand new disasters in Lebanon, Iran and, yes, Russia. These are the people who’ve made America weaker and poorer and sadder, the group whose failures got Trump elected in the first place. You’d think by this point they would be discredited and unemployable, wearing uniforms and picking up trash by the side of a turnpike somewhere. But no. They host cable news shows. They hold positions of high influence at the state department. They run virtually every non-profit institution in Washington. They’re still in charge.

Naturally, they hate the idea of rethinking or correcting any of the countless blunders they’ve made over the years. That’s the main reason they hate Trump. Because he calls them on it. Being Trump, he can’t always explain precisely what he means to say. Sometimes he gets the details wrong or gets sidetracked with some personal vendetta. Like anybody cares about that ridiculous Jim Acosta guy. But on the big questions, Trump is indisputably right: The Cold War is over. The world has changed. It is time to rethink America’s alliances and act in our own interests for once.

Russia isn’t a close friend. But why should we consider it a mortal enemy? Of course Russia spies on us. So do many countries, some far more effectively. The Russian attempt to meddle in our election was comically amateurish: badly-targeted Facebook ads seen by almost nobody. Compare that to the deep penetration of American industry and the defense sector by the communist government of China. Or the remarkable sway the Sunni Gulf states have over our political process. Or the fact that Latin American counties are changing our election outcomes by forcing demographic change on this country at a rate American voters say they don’t want. Those are all major challenges from foreign powers to our democracy. Nobody on cable seems upset about any of it. How come? Let’s put it this way: Many in Washington are getting rich from the Chinese and the Saudis. Latin Americans clean their homes and watch their kids. Those countries can’t be our enemies. But nobody here is getting rich from Russia. Putin must be our mortal foe. That’s what the neocons are telling us we must believe.

Is anyone buying it? No sober person who’s read a newspaper this year could recite the same old neocon talking points without laughing. Their only option is to make sure you don’t think too much about it. Be quiet and do what you’re told. Consider that’s happening to Trump right now. It’s entirely possible the Russian government broke into the DNC’s servers before the last election. Sounds like something they might do. But before we act like we know for a fact that happened, and go to war with Russia over it, shouldn’t we see some actual evidence? Like a server? Or at least a clear explanation? That’s what Trump asked for. How dare he. That’s a treasonous thought. He’s a quisling. That’s what they’re saying. And not just a few of them. All of them, in unison.

Think about what they’re demanding: If you don’t automatically accept the imprecise, non-specific, never fully explained findings of shadowy intelligence agencies with long, documented track records of serious mistakes, you’ve betrayed your country. The people who assured you Iraq had weapons of mass destruction must be believed without question. Or else. On TV, they’re known as the “intelligence community,” an Orwellian name if there ever was one. Where exactly is this “community”? Does it have a zip code, a public library system, a youth football league? How long before Congress starts demanding unthinking obedience to the “the lawmaker community.” It’s a community after all. It must be obeyed. Dissent is unpatriotic. If you’d don’t agree, you’re working for Putin.

That’s where we’re headed, and fast. In some ways, this is about Donald Trump, but on a deeper level, it’s got nothing to do with him. It’s about democracy, whether or not the voters rule. It turns out the very people telling you they’re saving our democracy are working overtime to destroy it. And scolding you as they do.

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  1. Dexter L. Wilson

    I sent this to George Will since I used to like his fairness but in his attack of the president along these same lines, I put down what Mark Levin said about mistakes and deliberate attempts by other presidents.George,
    I used to have a high opinion about your writings but after your
    implication about Trump, I find I must remind you of several Presidents,
    many of which were Democrats and their mistakes presented by Mark

    the Yalta Conference in 1945 Franklin Roosevelt sold out half of Europe
    to the Soviet Union. He repeatedly praised Stalin. Had the Japanese
    internment camps.
    F. Kennedy revealed his failure to a friend in his meeting with
    Khrushchev and a few weeks later the Soviets put Nuclear Missiles in
    Cuba and built the wall in Eastern Europe.
    Gerald Ford and Brezhnev recognized the territorial sovereignty of the Soviet Union 1975 at Helsinki.

    Jimmy Carter kissed the cheek of Brezhnev.1979
    The Left has defended the Rosenberg’s, Alger Hess,
    Ted Kennedy 1983 and 1984 colluded with the Kremlin to defeat Reagan.
    left defeated SDI which had its purpose to defend the American People
    against Russian Nuclear Missiles and still to this day won’t allow this.
    Opposed Persian 2 missiles to defend against and defeat the Soviet Union.
    Hillary giving the Russian diplomat the “reset” button appearing to pat him on the back and shaking his hand.
    Obama telling Medaved wait until after the election when I will have more flexibility, with Medaved holding his hand.
    Obama waited until after the 2016 election to put sanctions on Russia since Hillary lost and said let Trump enforce these.

    know Trump bombed Russian forces killing hundreds of Russians, Bombed
    the Air strip where the Saran Gas was launched ( I believe that was the
    Saran Gas that Saddam Husein sent to the Becca Valley to be buried by
    the Russian Spetnaz ).
    Sent 60 Russian diplomats home and closed 3 Russian Embassies after the murder of a ex-Soviet Spy.
    You have lost my respect Mr. Wills and I hope you actually read this and realize you have a wrong attitude.

    President Trump owned up to his mistake at Helsinki,


    Please Restore my respect for you and own up to your obvious biased comments.

    1. MajorPain

      You know liberals and Democrats will never admit a Mistake. They just double down on Stupid George W. we need to Bail Out Wall Street and Barack H. Doubles Down with giving Wall Street another 870 Billion and then Picking up the Tab for GM and Chrysler. Socialism is a Failure but their Doubling down on it anyway WTF. The Democrat Party has been one Failed Policy after another following the Assassination of Kennedy and they prove everyday that they are not American’s By taking the Oath to Uphold The Constitution of the United States and Then Flagrantly Toss it under the Bus for their own Nefarious Purposes and Claim that their’s is the only truth that Matters.

      1. Dexter L. Wilson

        Ditto, I agree, you have a political party whose national chair says you can’t be a democrat unless you are pro-death-choice. A Doctor I met worked in a Hospice during the Obama Administration and they promoted EUTHANASIA, they attack Republicans saying they throw grandma off the cliff. The Democrats don’t work that hard, they poison them in the hospice. You talk about Fascism! The Nazi’s would be praising the Democratic Party just as they did Margaret Sanger, the mother of Planned Parenthood.

    2. RightWriter

      AGREE COMPLETELY (or on everything that matters). George Will is NO LONGER a spokesman for AMERICAN interests. He’s become a card-carrying GLOBALIST, with ANTI-AMERICAN tendencies. I hardly do more than glance at his columns anymore, and when I do, I find myself wondering WHY THE WORLD IS SO UNFAIR: Why couldn’t the Lord have TAKEN GEORGE WILL and LEFT CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER WITH US for another 10 or 20 years’ wisdom?

      1. Dexter L. Wilson

        We have a tendency to blame God for things that were done by the Devil. Remember that the next time you want to claim God did it. God would that we prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers. The Devil was a liar from the beginning. He is the one that steals, kills and destroys. He took Krauthammer out of the way and left us with George. Charles is singing with the angels.

        1. RightWriter

          I’m not prepared to recognize a Devil who has GOD’S POWER to end (or begin, for that matter) life. Certainly you’re right that the Devil has always been a liar, but it’s up to GOD to decide who goes to Heaven and when. The whole point is that it’s always not given to us humans to understand WHY He does it WHEN He does it.
          Not quite sure how it fits into your faith, but Krauthammer had what he described as “secular outlook” on life. He has been quoted as saying, “I don’t BELIEVE in God, but I FEAR Him greatly.” (Think about that for a minute before you explode!) Just how that would affect his eligibility to “sing with the angels” is way above MY religions understanding.

          1. Dexter L. Wilson

            Satan came to steal, kill, and destroy; Jesus came to give us life. Unless and until we recognize who Jesus is and what He came to do, we will still be subject to Satan’s authority. Adam abdicated our authority to him. And we don’t have to be subject to Satan’s authority for what Jesus did for us.

  2. RightWriter

    We don’t WANT (or SHOULD not want) to “DESTROY” the intelligence community. WE SHOULD WANT IT TO DO ITS JOB.
    The world is FULL of intelligence agents spying for one nation against another. WE use them. Every FRIENDLY nation on the PLANET uses them, and of course so do the UNFRIENDLYS. Without intelligence, we’d never know what other countries were up to that MIGHT seriously affect OUR FUTURE. The point is that AMERICAN INTEL AGENTS should be WORKING FOR AMERICA, not acting as COUNTERSPIES in the service of Russia or China or Korea or any of the Islamic nations (or for that matter, even for our real FRIENDS).

      1. Pam Johnson

        Your an idiot. Hillary is the one that kissed Russia butt. Uranium deal. Big money for speeches. 400millions for her election. Really! Your the Russians bot. Grow up and defend America from the nazi party that is the democrats.

        1. almchrl1

          It’s the GOP that attracts the neo nazis and white supremacists
          Are you in a coma?

          1. Tim

            Whit supremacist Built this country into a super power you idiot! When all else fails you feel the need to correct someones grammer? That make you feel smart? Your nothing but a down right stupid liberal bastard who couldn’t pour piss out of a boot with the directions on the bottom!! You wouldn’t know the truth if it hit you in the face!! A special kind of stupid.

        1. USCBIKER

          Remember, Tim, liberalism is a mental disorder. When confronted with facts they cannot refute, liberals will make noises like some 2nd grader trying to drown out what his older brother is telling him.