The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.”
— A tweet from citizen Donald Trump, Sept. 5, 2013
“These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 he would establish a red line against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing.”
— President Donald Trump’s position on the gas poisoning of scores of people in Syria yesterday (and again, today)
Deplorable Donald Trump blaming a former President of the United States of America for the war crime committed by Syria’s Assad (or Russia?) is not just despicable and sick. It’s treasonous.
And for the enlightenment of you Trumpites who disagree with my assessment of this wrecking machine who is occupying the White House on a part-time basis between golf rounds, you should know that Trump used to be President Obama’s advisor as well as critic on Syria.
Let us count the ways Trump advised Obama, whom he now blames for a war crime in Syria, to stay the hell out of Syria.
The first time President Trump STRONGLY ADVISED then-President Obama not to get involved in Syria was in this tweet from May 29, 2013:
“Obama wants to unilaterally put a no-fly zone in Syria to protect Al Qaeda Islamists … Syria is NOT our problem.”
About two weeks later, Trump tweet-shouted this ALL CAPS (and typically illiterate) tweet of advice to Obama:
“We should stay the hell out of Syria, the “rebels” are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS?ZERO”
Americans have such short little spans of attention that they forget this: that Obama actually wanted to get involved in Syria back in 2013 (see the No Fly Zone reference above).
Like Syrian expert (cough!) Donald Trump, Congress didn’t even want to consider the backing of Syrian rebels or creating a No Fly Zone or anything else Obama considered.
Of course, Trump and his Republican chumps in Congress now speak as if they advised the weak noodle Obama to bomb Syria back to the Stone Age and let God sort em out.
Like I say, Americans have tiny little memories of even the most recent history, and politicians thrive on American voter amnesia.
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Here are more words of advice from Donald Trump with his usual fierce and endless energy urging Obama to leave Syria the hell alone:
If Obama attacks Syria and innocent civilians are hurt and killed, he and the U.S. will look very bad! (Aug. 30, 2013 Tweet by Donald Trump.
AND THEN THERE WAS THIS DOOZY OF A TWEET FROM DONALD TRUMP WHO–NEVER FORGET!–URGED PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR MONTHS ON END TO LEAVE SYRIA ALONE:
AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!
And oh yea, who can forget how concerned citizen Trump the Syrian expert was about a conflict with his big-bosom buddy Putin back in those days:
Russia is sending a fleet of ships to the Mediterranean. Obama’s war in Syria has the potential to widen into a worldwide conflict.
Yes, Donald Trump tweeted out his concern about a worldwide conflict and a fight with Russia.
How easy it was to be Obama’s most passionate, armchair advisor-slash-critic when Obama was President.
Look who owns the no-win Syrian puzzle now.
Minutes ago, in an appearance with the the ever-stately and smart King of Jordan (a Muslim), Donald Trump said the butcher Assad “crossed many lines for me yesterday.”
Apparently all the previous gassings and massacres of innocents didn’t cross any lines in Trump’s mind, who wouldn’t be able to find the Middle East on a globe.
“The Obama Administration had a great opportunity to solve this crisis” and others in places like North Korea,” he said, again laying this atrocity at Obama’s feet.
With that, he acknowledged that “it’s my responsibility now and I’m going to fix it.”
No problem–Donald Trump is going to fix Syria. Only he can fix things, as he famously said in his campaign.
“Only I can fix it,” he said with typical Trumpian hubris.
And then, in that appearance with the King minutes ago, Trump said something so eloquent, so profound, so inspiring, that it will surely ring through the ages:
“These are very troubled times in the Middle East.”
We and the world need a Roosevelt or a Churchill and we have a massively large empty suit adorned with a power tie made in China.
God help us.