Using spy jargon, the former CIA Director and career CIA employee calls Trump in a New York Times opinion piece an “unwitting agent” of Russia because he is being so easily manipulated by Putin.
I question if, in fact, Trump’s agency for Russia is an unwitting one.
Regardless, and even though the CIA Director doesn’t explicitly say it in his essay, if you vote for Trump, wouldn’t that, then, make you an agent for Russia, as well?
Now, if you were never in the military or worked for the intelligence community, I would allow that your agency for Russia perhaps would be an unwitting one.
However, for all my bother and sister veterans of both the military and intel community, if you vote for Trump knowing that he is being manipulated like a puppet by Putin, like he is, then you do so knowing the national security risks a Trump presidency entails and I would have to wonder why you would do such a thing…
I guess if you don’t like being labeled by our CIA Director as an “unwitting agent,” then perhaps you would like being labeled with an even more apropos term most historians attribute to Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Communist Revolution:
“In political jargon, useful idiot is a term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.”