Words of Advice:

"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, June 21, 2019

And Once Again, It Appears That Trump is Lying

Early in the day, the president said he called off the counterattack at the last minute because it would kill 150 people in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned surveillance drone. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” he tweeted.

But administration officials said Trump was told earlier Thursday how many casualties could occur if a strike on Iran was carried out, and that he had given the green light to prepare for the operation Thursday morning.
So this tweet:
is a lie.

I have a hard time believing that Trump was not briefed on possible casualties until a few minutes before the strike was due to be launched.

So instead of looking wise and not willing to authorize a non-proportional strike (killing 150 people over a winged toaster), Trump instead looks like a vacillating fool who is spreading lies to cover up his utter ineptitude.


Harry Hamid said...

"Hold on, hold on... could people get hurt from these bombs?"

Jones, Jon Jones said...

We are all just the black maid in Being There.

CenterPuke88 said...

No, I’m starting to think of John Bolton as Dr. Strangelove...

Unknown said...

He started it then he stopped it? This whole thing stinks. I'm calling on anybody with a little humanity left in them to get your fair share of abuse and protest in the streets on The FOURTH OF JULY anywhere and any how. Washington, DC anyone?

DTWND said...

And today, Sunday, the story has changed again. The guy cannot open his yap without spouting a lie.