That may be a straw man, but in any case, I haven’t read any comments that suggest anyone (here at least) believes that. I think many do recognize that Trump (however questionable his motives) has resisted efforts to turn up the conflict level with Russia, pleased the S. Koreans by trying to build some bridge to N. Korea, resisted thus far the attacks on Iran that Israel, S.A. and US hawks have been pushing; resisted thus far actively engaging in war in Venezuela, etc. In in all these cases his own decisions have gone against the urgings of hawks on both sides of the aisle and possibly against the wishes of the “intel” agencies.
And all of which of course are reasons why some of the elites have turned against him. Aside from the fact that he’s an embarrassment (which Shrub was, in spades), he is just not managing the world affairs per the prescription for American hegemony.
None of that is likely due to any fundamental valuing of peace or justice, of course; but those are the outcomes.
Au contraire, it’s important to think instead of knee-jerk.
Setting aside for the moment any semantic arguments about “whistleblower”, isn’t it at least curious (as others suggest) that this time a “whistleblower” is widely celebrated & given cover by the MSM and Democratic establishment, while people like Kiriakou, Snowden, Manning etc. are either ignored or impugned- and in all cases left to try to defend themselves against charges, imprisoned, etc. ?
Just why would that be?
And isn’t it curious that the guy is blowing the whistle not on his agency but on Trump. … who made the foolish decision to make enemies in those agencies and who have been the promoters of the Russiagate narrative that was previously hoped would bring Trump down?
In any case, I don’t consider that any informant is the same as a whistle-blower as in those who blew the whistle on the tobacco companies, EPA, CIA/NSA, and other entities that employed them… risking ouster, jail or their lives in the process. This is not the same thing at all.