Hillary Clinton ad features “American imperialist” Max Boot, ex-CIA/NSA Director Michael Hayden

The Hillary Clinton campaign released an ad on August 2 titled “Unfit.” As the title so subtly conveys, it condemns Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency — not because of his extreme, fascistic views, but simply because he is unstable.

At the same time, the ad makes the case using a cast of most unsavory characters, extremely hawkish figures who demonstrate exactly why, while Clinton might certainly be “fit” to be commander-in-chief of the US empire, she will be incredibly dangerous.

The ad is unlisted on YouTube, so the only way to find it is if you have the link. You can watch it here:

Two of the people featured in the ad, making the case for Clinton, are Max Boot and Michael Hayden.

As I have detailed before, Boot is a hard-line right-wing war hawk who proudly identifies as an “American imperialist.”

Boot endorsed Clinton publicly in May with an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled “The Republican Party is dead.”

The other figure, Michael Hayden, is the only person to have served as the former director of both the CIA and the NSA.

As I have also previously reported, in his book Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, Hayden casually offers readers a glimpse into the US government’s support for brutal dictators in the Middle East — namely in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

The former NSA head, predictably, also really hates whistleblowers and journalists — and even once joked about killing Edward Snowden, although he claims his comment was misinterpreted.

This new Clinton ad came out just days before former CIA Director Michael Morell publicly endorsed Clinton in The New York Times.

A slew of leading neoconservatives and other right-wing leaders have also thrown their weight behind Hillary.