Why did Flynn crash and burn as Trump's National Security Advisor?
His conversation with the Russian ambassador before formally on the job?
As National Security Advisor-designate
he would be expected to make contacts with important foreign officials
to begin laying the groundwork for relations with the new president. His
inaccurate reporting to Pence about the call with the Russian
ambassador? The Administration to this point has hardly been known for
accuracy in reporting. No, Flynn had a target painted on him by the
neocons and liberal interventionists because he was open to better
relations with Russia. That is not allowed.
What is the takeaway from the takedown of Flynn for the neocons and
liberal interventionists? While the President may battle to the end over
pointless questions about the size of his inaugural crowd and his
belief that he should have won the popular vote, he will cave when the
pressure builds on a matter of genuine substance and real importance to
the future of the world. This is just the beginning...