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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Latest Internal Trump War

Trump's national security adviser, General H.R. McMaster, has been quietly pressing his colleagues to question the underlying assumptions of a draft war plan against the Islamic State that would maintain only a light U.S. ground troop presence in Syria. McMaster's critics inside the administration say he wants to send tens of thousands of ground troops to the Euphrates River Valley. His supporters insist he is only trying to facilitate a better interagency process to develop Trump's new strategy to defeat the self-described caliphate that controls territory in Iraq and Syria.
Depending on which source you listen to, the Trump plan would be to beef up specops forces, send in 10,000 ground troops, or maybe 50,000.

Sending ground troops into an ongoing war in the Middle East. What a terrific idea!

We need to get some of those deep thinkers on IEPs, for they seem to be kind of stuck on stupid. The Trump Administration is shaping up to be as inept as the Bush Administration, only with an added dash of racism.

When our president has to receive a ten minute history lecture on North Korea from the premier of China before he can comprehend that things aren't so simple, well, we know who is simple, all right: President* Trump.


dinthebeast said...

I just hope he understands the concept of artillery well enough to avoid getting a whole lot of it used on Seoul.

-Doug in Oakland

Glen Filthie said...

Well now, my pinko commie lesbian friend - just who is being simple here? Do your words not ring ironic when somebody with your credentials calls a man like Trump 'funny looking and stupid'.

So I assume your counter to the Norks threat would be what, exactly?

Appeasement? Oh that will work splendidly, won't it?

hans said...

The NKs have likely super hardened everything so it's gonna take more bombers than we have, using conventional HE, to neutralize their nukes - which means we'll use nukes from the get-go. And whatever we do, Seoul will wind up a smoldering ruin - not to mention the NKs might have a couple 100,000 soldiers 30 or 40 miles south of the DMZ pretty quick.

McMaster and Mattis seem to be ready to try something and it appears T has not only let them off the leash, he's given them a blank check.

Comrade Misfit said...

The door slammed shut on "doing something" two or three presidents ago. Maybe longer.

B said...

"The Trump Administration is shaping up to be as inept as the Bush Administration"

I like how you left out the Barry administration...run by academics....whose only response to most anything was appeasement and, of course, bowing.

Comrade Misfit said...

Obama, at least, didn't need to take Korean History 101 from the Premier of China.

Obama also knew some things that Trump wasn't too clear on: That Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, that Frederick Douglass is dead, and who Susan B. Anthony was.

Funny how the Right is all good with Trump bombing the shit out of anywhere and everything, but when Obama proposed military actin in Syria, the GOP said no. His mistake was probably in going to Congress because that's sort of what the law requires.

Trump, on the other hand, has an over 40 year track record of believing that the law doesn't apply to him.

Dark Avenger said...

Yes, B, especially the way he appeased OBL, unlike his predecessor.