Monday, June 24, 2019

That Was Your Choice, Donald.

Nobody twisted your hands trying to impose such a loser as Bolton on you. You did it yourself, so live with the consequences. 
Donald Trump has confirmed that his top foreign policy adviser wants to embroil the US in multiple international conflicts. But the US president insists he retains final say on whether American missiles are to fly into Iran.In a sit-down Meet the Press interview broadcast Sunday, host Chuck Todd asked Trump if he was “being pushed into military action against Iran” by his advisers – presumably pointing to the aggressive pronouncements from National Security Advisor John Bolton.“I have two groups of people. I have doves and I have hawks,” replied Trump. “John Bolton is absolutely a hawk. If it was up to him he'd take on the whole world at one time, okay?”
One little detail: Bolton is not a hawk, he is a chicken hawk, or, to be even more accurate--a chicken whose only skill is to manipulate not very bright people (ahem) at the behest of Israel, he lacks in everything else. Evidently, these "qualities", or, rather, lack thereof, are precisely what is valued in Trump's administration. But then again--to get Trump's logic, or, yet again, rather lack thereof, is an undertaking for not fainthearted. How this makes any sense, judge for yourself:
Trump went on to defend his record of preserving peace – including speaking out against the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the decision to call off a strike against Iran in response to a drone downing this week, because it would not have been “proportionate” and would have resulted in “150 dead people.” This was the second time in 24 hours that Trump was forced to back Bolton, after saying on Saturday that the official is “doing a very good job” but adding that he “disagrees very much” with him on the Middle East.
I would be really pissed off if my gastroenterologist, while performing endoscopy on me, cut my balls off. I sure as hell wouldn't call this "doing a very good job". But this is what Trump, in effect, is saying. I, of course, have news for Don--Bolton cannot do "a very good job" in the field of national security since he is utterly corrupt and unqualified for this position. Here is Colonel Douglas Macgregor being pretty blunt about this whole snafu. 

Everyone, but Trump, understand that he surrounded himself with a cabal of chicken-hawks and military nobodies and he takes advice from them. Boy, try finding a better definition of shooting oneself in the foot. So, in the end, no amount of rationalization will help--Trump did it to himself and now he looks like a hot air balloon, who does the bidding of people who are radically against America's REAL national interests and work for different governments. Good job, Donny! Wonder why no one who matters takes you seriously? As Vladimir Putin, yet, again stressed--US has "to ripen for dialogue with Russia" (in Russia). Translating into normal human language from diplomatic one: there is nobody to talk to in the US. 

UPDATE: Col. Wilkerson adds to the argument I advance here. 

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