In a twist few saw coming, Donald Trump borrowed a page from Obama’s big binder of leading-from-behind strategies when the current President announced that the US was withdrawing from Syria.
When it was pointed out that it was Obama’s policy of ensuring at least one leadership vacuum at a time in the Middle-East, Trump counter-pointed that “Putin’s still there.”
But what about ISIS? They grew to fill the vacuum Obama left?
“Well ISIS is the main reason to leave”, Trump exclaimed. “I’ll get a really terrific bump when I defeat ’em again. It’ll be huge. Really terrific. A great bump.”
Aren’t the media something. They’ve had quite a week. Only they could boost Hamas, MS-13 and Stormy onto a pedestal over such a short period of time.
Even Planned Parenthood got into the act admonishing Trump for his animals comment. “This moment calls for the President to do serious self-reflection” said Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood. I do believe Ms Richards should sit this one out. After all, it takes a rather callous soul to not consider a little self-reflection after performing over 300,000 abortions each year. That’s millions over the many years it’s been in existence. Mao would be proud. They’ve likely surpassed the number of people he killed.
We warned you last April that raising the legitimacy of FARC, a terrorist organization, with the encouragement of John Kerry and his skillful negotiation skills, wouldn’t turn out as well as planned for Colombia – see our post Frightening things from April 4th, 2016. A year later, and with promises along the way of reductions in cocoa plant farming, a big accomplishment appears to be a boom in… you guessed in, cocoa plant farming. Chalk it up to unintended consequences.
Let’s check back in another year to see if there’s actually a peace deal and what else can be added to the Kerry legacy.