.... is filling up with "Democratic" spooks.


The CIA Democrats
Part oneBy Patrick Martin
7 March 2018

*This is the first part of a three**-part article.*


An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from
the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are
seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018
midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel
into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.

If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on
November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the
military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new
Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the
lower chamber of Congress.

Both push and pull are at work here. Democratic Party leaders are actively
recruiting candidates with a military or intelligence background for
competitive seats where there is the best chance of ousting an incumbent
Republican or filling a vacancy, frequently clearing the field for a
favored “star” recruit.

A case in point is Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA operative with three tours
in Iraq, who worked as Iraq director for the National Security Council in
the Obama White House and as a top aide to John Negroponte, the first
director of national intelligence. After her deep involvement in US war
crimes in Iraq, Slotkin moved to the Pentagon, where, as a principal deputy
assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, her
areas of responsibility included drone warfare, “homeland defense” and
cyber warfare.
Elissa Slotkin

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has designated
Slotkin as one of its top candidates, part of the so-called “Red to Blue”
program targeting the most vulnerable Republican-held seats—in this case,
the Eighth Congressional District of Michigan, which includes Lansing and
Brighton. The House seat for the district is now held by two-term
Republican Representative Mike Bishop.

The Democratic leaders are promoting CIA agents and Iraq and Afghanistan
war veterans. At the same time, such people are choosing the Democratic
Party as their preferred political vehicle. There are far more former spies
and soldiers seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party than of the
Republican Party. There are so many that there is a subset of Democratic
primary campaigns that, with a nod to *Mad* magazine, one might call “spy
vs. spy.”


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