General Michael Hayden has some serious issues. We would love to ask what they are but this is not a question that we are remotely equipped to answer. He needs an entire team of shrinks who are working on him around the clock at this point. Wait until you see what he had to say now.
He used to be a military man and a CIA director but now he has finally gone fully off the deep end. He really hates Trump supporters and Republicans as a whole. This man could not care less about hiding it, either. Now that the situation in Afghanistan has become a full-blown disaster, they are saying the quiet part loud like never before.
Trump caused a lot of broken brains during his tenure and this man is at the top of the list. Hayden is particularly galling because of all that he has contributed in the past. He retired as a four-star general, worked in the intelligence community and was generally regarded as one of the more brilliant minds that our armed forces had to offer.
All of this service has not left him with the proper perspective on America. All you need to do is take one quick look at his Twitter timeline to see it firsthand. A man with this Wikipedia page should not be acting like that:
“He was Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) from 1999 to 2005. During his tenure as director, he oversaw the controversial NSA surveillance of technological communications between persons in the United States and alleged foreign terrorist groups, which resulted in the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy.
On April 21, 2005, then Lt. Gen Hayden, was confirmed by the United States Senate as the first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and awarded his fourth star-making him “the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the armed forces”. He served in this position under DNI John Negroponte until May 26, 2006.
On May 8, 2006, Hayden was nominated for the position of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency following the resignation of Porter J. Goss, and on 23 May the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted 12–3 to send the nomination to the Senate floor. His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on 26 May by a vote of 78–15. On May 30, 2006, and again the following day at the CIA lobby with President George W. Bush in attendance, Hayden was sworn in as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
— SophieRoseShebop (@SShebop) August 20, 2021
On July 1, 2008, Hayden retired from the Air Force after over 41 years of service, and continued to serve as Director of the CIA until February 12, 2009. He received an honorary doctorate from The Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. in 2009.”
Good idea https://t.co/pn6xcWTtc8
— Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) August 22, 2021
The tweets in question are not his own, to be fair. However, he was not smart enough to conceal his agreement with them. One was retweeted and the other was quoted. He agreed with someone who said that non-vaccinated Americans should be shipped over to Afghanistan. The other tweet managed to pull off a comparison that should never be made.
He agrees with people who think that Trump supporters are “our Taliban”. You would think that a former military general would dislike the Taliban more than his own countrymen but apparently that is too much to ask these days. His brothers and sisters in arms are fighting for their lives and all he can do is say awful things.
These are the hot takes that are supposed to impress the liberal. We are willing to bet that they were full of quotes and retweets of their own. As a a founder of the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason, he should know better. The level of pettiness here is off the charts.