PNAC co-founder, and charter member of the frothing for more war crowd, vehemently condemned Donald Trump because he was not sufficiently warlike during the campaign.
Now that Trump has “won” the “election”, he offered his services as a foreign policy expert.
The Trump transition team told him to go Cheney himself:
A former George W. Bush official warned Republicans hopeful of earning a federal appointment from President-elect Trump Tuesday to “stay away” from his “angry” and “arrogant” team.
Eliot Cohen, a senior counselor for the Bush State Department from 2007 to 2009, had counseled conservatives offered positions in the Trump administration following the election to “say yes,” despite recognizing potential pitfalls, in an open-letter published in The American Interest. But on Tuesday, Cohen changed his tune, posting on social media that an interaction between him and Trump’s staff had made him change his mind.
“After exchange w Trump transition team, changed my recommendation: stay away,” he tweeted Monday morning. “They’re angry, arrogant, screaming “you LOST!” Will be ugly.”
I would note that in his “open letter,” he stated that Trump was worse than Clinton, because, I guess, Trump has expressed occasional reticence in wasting American treasure and blood on foreign soil.
Now that Trump has won, they are all screaming, “We’ve gotta protect our phony baloney jobs!”
I am experiencing near toxic levels of schadenfreude right now, but it feels good.
These guys have been wrong about everything, particularly in their vociferous support of overthrowing Saddam Hussein, and in a sane world, they would already have been run out of town on a rail years go.