White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, said in an interview Wednesday, that the U.S. is at “economic war” with China, the situation with North Korea has “no military solution,” and that his internal adversaries at the Defense, State, and Treasury Departments are “wetting themselves.”
Bannon initiated the impromptu interview by contacting The American Prospect co-editor and columnist, Robert Kuttner, via email.
“I was a little stunned to get an email from Bannon’s assistant midday Tuesday, just as all hell was breaking loose once again about Charlottesville, saying that Bannon wished to meet with me,” wrote Kuttner. “I told the assistant that I was on vacation, but I would be happy to speak by phone. Bannon promptly called.”
Bannon told Kuttner in the interview that China is not likely to do much to help stopper North Korea’s nuclear weaponry advancement. “On Korea, they’re just tapping us along. It’s just a sideshow,” said Bannon, adding later, “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”
Today on “Pat & Stu,” the guys discussed the ramifications of Bannon’s wreckless disclosures. “Go ahead. Go out and tell a left-wing publication that there is nothing we can really do militarily against North Korea,” said Stu Burguiere. “That’s incomprehensible!”
“It’s borderline treason,” said Pat Gray, later adding, “It’s what Nixon did and it got him into big trouble. It’s going to do the same thing for Steve Bannon.”
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