Friday, February 3, 2017

The Bad Side Of Trump

This is the part about President Trump that worries me:
When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed.
Don't you think it's a little soon in  the administration to be starting international shit????
High among the reasons that many supported Trump was his understanding that George W. Bush blundered horribly in launching an unprovoked and unnecessary war on Iraq.
Along with the 15-year war in Afghanistan and our wars in Libya, Syria and Yemen, our 21st-century U.S. Mideast wars have cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of dead. And they have produced a harvest of hatred of America that was exploited by al-Qaida and ISIS to recruit jihadists to murder and massacre Westerners.
Osama’s bin Laden’s greatest achievement was not to bring down the twin towers and kill 3,000 Americans, but to goad America into plunging headlong into the Middle East, a reckless and ruinous adventure that ended her post-Cold War global primacy.
Unlike the other candidates, Trump seemed to recognize this.
My sentiments, exactly.

Iran is publicly 'on notice'. It cannot back down. Neither can President Trump. This may be what ends his presidency earlier than he expected.


1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

I can quibble with his methods, but given that the Iranians have promised repeatedly to leave Tel Aviv as a smoking crater, I think that we need to take their rhetoric and actions very seriously. Let's be blunt here; history might have been quite different if people had taken Hitler seriously in what he wrote in Mein Kampf. The Iranians are doing the same, even selling a LOT of copies of a Farsi Mein Kampf.