Bye, bye Bannon - Editorial

Bye, bye Bannon

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 11:42 am

In another sign that the Trump administration is moving toward greater stability and more traditional governance, the president last week signed an executive order removing White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council. Bannon’s appointment to the council and to its principals committee was roundly criticized as the infiltration of a radical nationalist political operative into the national security system – a toxic mixture. His removal solved that problem, and is seen as a sign of the growing influence of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army three-star general.

We believe it was a good move. Quite apart from an extreme ideology that makes us uncomfortable, Bannon was unqualified to serve in the NSC. He had no security experience, and his goal to be a revolutionary dismantler of government institutions had no place in the complex and delicate national security sphere.

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