The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2013
That was 2013. This was today.
“Something should happen.”
This is what the president said in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Here’s the rest of what he said:
“I think what Assad did is terrible. I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes. It shouldn’t have happened. It shouldn’t be allowed to happen. I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity. He’s there, and I guess he’s running things, so something should happen.”
Apparently, our president lives in a world where he gets to wax hypothetical on real things that really happen and that really kill real innocent people.
For years, we’ve fought wars of convenience, sometimes done so, according to conspiracists, in order to bump up the approval ratings of a floundering presidency. Here we have an actual humanitarian crisis in which we could take a moral stand and do something about a brutal leader who is indiscriminately gassing his own people, and we have a president who responds as if he thinks someone else is responsible for making that decision.
But then, we also have to believe that some sleazy operative is whispering into trump’s ear that taking an action against Syria could make him more popular at home while possibly making him less popular in the Kremlin.
What’s a useless orange fuck to do?
UPDATE: As I type this, news is breaking that more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired against Syria. I wonder if trump got Congressional approval.
Today’s blog title comes from The Beatles.
Here’s your trump picture:
“Syria is friends with Russia? Uh-oh!”