Trumping Syria

Just when you think you’ve got the answers, President Trump changes the questions.

I have to admit I was a bit surprised Thursday night when I found out the US had bombed Syria. I thought our President would eventually lead such an attack for humanitarian reasons. I just didn’t expect it so soon. Some will no doubt wonder if this means Trump has joined the New World Order, and some in the populist movement have already turned on him.

Personally, I’ll wait and see. Might just be the exception that proves the rule, although now the dysfunction of a leader attacking his own people with chemical weapons has now been rivaled by attacking the same country but not allowing refugees to enter the United States.

For the people in congress who whined about how our president should have sought Congressional approval: give me a break! Our last six Presidents prior to Mr. Trump have led similar attacks with varying degrees of success for various reasons. Even President Obama suggested at one point during his term that the executive branch has such a power.

But let’s go after the former businessman and not all the presidents who have done similar things going back to Jimmy Carter. Such hypocrisy drives me crazy in the sports world (such as Tom Brady deflating footballs when others did it before him and got away with it), and it drives me no less crazy in the real world.

Then again, if Comrade Putin starts to get trigger happy, the wisdom of recent moves will no doubt be questioned. 

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Author: tbpauly

Former radio professional (1989-1996), currently residing in Pinellas Park, FL. Blogging since 2004, at least.

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