Ex-CIA chief calls pro-Trumpers ‘our’ Taliban: ‘Can we send MAGA-wearing unvaxxed to Afghanistan?’

Michael Hayden probably should consider taking a break from social media.

The retired Air Force general, who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency under President G.W. Bush, has been doing some retweeting that would not exactly be categorized as intelligent.

His online activity also suggests that so far, no effective vaccine or another metaphorical form of treatment exists for Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Late last week, Hayden retweeted a split image of the actual Taliban on the move and “our Taliban,” the latter being a peaceful, long caravan of pickups with American flags and Trump 2020 flags.

Seizing upon a similar theme, MSNBC’s Joy Reid last week compared the Taliban in Afghanistan —  similarly without evidence — to the religious right in America.

On Sunday, Gen. Hayden retweeted a message from a Twitter user with currently 12 followers which read: “Can we send the MAGA wearing unvaxxed to Afghanistan, no use sending that plane back empty?”

The user was presumably referring to the chaotic evacuation from Kabul airport of Americans and Afghanis after Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal of American troops.

Above the original tweet, Hayden wrote “Good idea.”

These retweets call into question the mindset of those running these key federal agencies.

If the political/media establishment want to overcome so-called COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, moreover, a comment shared by a career government bureaucrat of this kind is unlikely to be a good idea.

“Hayden was previously accused of lying to Congress, in a 2014 Senate report on CIA torture that indicated he wanted lawmakers briefed using outdated information on Guantanamo Bay detainees. He also staunchly defended the US’s use of drone warfare and accused people who criticized CIA torture methods as not useful of being ‘interrogation deniers,'” the Daily Mail recalled.

Hayden, an independent, voted for Biden in 2020 because a second Trump term “would be very bad for America.” Lots of voters who chose the Democrat are experiencing Biden remorse, however.

Hayden, who helped push the Trump-Russia collusion hoax to a certain degree, and is or was a fanboy of intel officials and fellow anti-Trump cable news talking heads John Brennan and James Clapper, is getting Twitter applause from liberals for both retweets — especially those who seem to classify nearly 75 million Trump voters as insurrectionists.

Many others are taking the general and ex-spy chief to task, including for his apparent inability in the first retweet to distinguish between ISIS and the Taliban.

Here are some of the outpouring of responses to the “MAGA unvaxxed” tweet:


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