Where I Agree with Trump: The War in Afghanistan

I am currently reading Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward, and much to my surprise, I have come across quite a few passages where I find myself agreeing with Trump.

For instance, he was a staunch adversary of our “endless” war in Afghanistan. As far back as in March 2012, he tweeted: Afghanistan is a total disaster. We don’t know what we are doing. They are, in addition to everything else, robbing us blind.” Then in 2013: “Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there. Nonsense! Rebuild the USA.”

When he was president, Trump was tired of his generals and their “plans.” He wanted to hear from soldiers on the ground. He called several soldiers, non-officers, to the White House and asked them what was going on in Afghanistan. Here is what he came away with:

“Unanimous. We’ve got to figure out how to get the fuck out of there. Totally corrupt. The people are not worth fighting for… NATO does nothing. They’re a hindrance. Don’t let anybody tell you how great they are. It’s all bullshit.”

— Fear: by Bob Woodward, page 123-124

I agree with every word above. If I were in the White House, I would also force my team to come up with a way to get the fuck out, and fast. It pains me to see American cash, our taxes, to be passed around by the handfuls to Afghan warlords who are taking our money and think we are idiots. I cringe when I think about American soldiers getting killed there — not for our freedom, not to defend our country, but for the bullshit we have allowed ourselves to get sucked into. This is very wrong and it needs to change.

We are idiots.

Now there is some Trump news we don’t get on the Rachel Maddow show. Thanks, Bob Woodward!

Endless War and the Carter Years

Carter on Wars

Here is something most of us don’t think much about anymore. We associate the Carter years with high inflation, terrible interest rates, economic malaise (his term) and Iran hostages. We don’t think of them as NO WARS.

Could it be that our economy needs constant wars?

Bombing Campaigns of Nobel Peace Laureate

The United States has started a bombing campaign in yet another country: Syria. Syria is none of our business; and Syria is an Islamic country. We seem to love bombing Islamic countries, and we wonder why Muslims hate us and become terrorists that want to attack us.

President Bush is on record for bombing two countries: Afghanistan and Iraq. Some claim that Yemen and Pakistan should be included, but I can’t find conclusive evidence, so I’ll say: Bush bombed between two and four countries.

President Obama, a Nobel Peace Laureate, no less, has now bombed seven  nations: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and now Iraq.

Only Clinton, the “other democrat” of the last thirty years, has bombed more nations, namely thirteen: Somalia, Yugoslavia, Bosnia 1993, Haiti 1994, Croatia 1995, Zaire 1996, Liberia 1997, Albania 1997, Sudan 1998, Afghanistan 1998, Iraq 1998, Yugoslavia 1999, and Yemen 2000.

Everyone keeps stating that there is nothing else we can do.

The “Islamic State” is not a state, but a bunch of religious zealots, criminals with delusions, who have been given weapons, in part by us. They are acting like spoilt toddlers, screaming their heads off to get attention. And rather doing what good parents do that have unruly toddlers, namely ignoring them, we’re giving them lots of attention, like sticking something sweet in their mouths every time they open them. That strategy does not work with toddlers, and it does not work with zealots either.

The United States and its vassals should get out of the Middle East and let the Middle Eastern nations, in their Muslim strife, do what they have done since the day Muhammad died on June 8, 632, when disagreements broke out over who his successor would be, and when two major factions of another world religion of power, suppression and deceit was started.

For 1,382 years Muslims haven’t been at peace. Now emperor Obama and our illustrious thinkers in Congress believe they can make it not be that way.

Breeding more terrorists, that’s all we’re doing.