In the old days when you had wars, you win, right? You win. To the victor belonged the spoils. So when we go to Iraq, we spend $1.4 trillion so far and thousands of lives are lost, right? And not to mention all the poor guys and gals with one arm and no arm and all the facts, right?
The Republicans finally found someone who makes Bachmann and Palin look sane. Evidently Trump never got the memo that we were engaged in a humanitarian venture in Iraq. It was not, in fact, a war of conquest, and therefore, there were no spoils.
Remember all those human rights violations that Republican leaders kept mentioning during the lead up to the war? Remember how the evil Saddam Hussein gassed his own people? Granted that was before they settled on the huge threat Iraq was to the US, with all their weapons of mass destruction and mushroom clouds and shit.
But now Trump explains that this whole thing was a war of conquest. Good old-fashioned, old school, imperialism. Did someone forget to tell Donald Trump about the Declaration of Independence? That's our inconvenient founding document that justified our Revolution against England. It had some stupid crap in it about how all humans have "inalienable rights." Notice that "alien" appears in there. And it was penned by Thomas Jefferson, founder of the Democratic Party! He was obviously some kind of immigrant sympathizer. Thankfully, Trump doesn't buy into that bleeding heart Democratic propaganda.
After rewriting the history of our conquest of Iraq, Trump had a melt-down right in front of Bill O'Reilly. It is indeed scary when someone looks insane relative to Bill O'Reilly. Trump opined:
You've got to stay and keep the oil....We shouldn't be out of there. What we should do is take over….You stay and protect the oil and you take the oil and you take whatever is necessary for them and you take what's necessary for us and we pay our self back $1.5 trillion or more. We take care of Britain, we take care of other countries that helped us and we don't be so stupid. You know, we're the only country and if you look at wars over the years and I study wars, OK? My whole life is a war. You look at wars over the years. A country goes in, they conquer and they stay. We go in, we conquer and then we leave. And we hand it to people that we don't even know.
That, of course, was only a small taste of what Trump wants to do as President, according to the interview. He also stated that he would threaten China and OPEC, prior to taking over Iraq.
And of course he's been all over the media lately with his charge that President Obama is not a true American. Does anyone else appreciate the irony? In the spirit of Bill Maher, I have a new rule.
New Rule: To Donald Trump and all of the other "birthers" out there - if you don't actually believe in the principles that America was founded on, you can't accuse others of not being an American. I don't care if Obama is a Kenyan, Indonesian, communist, with Hawaiian sympathies, so far he's demonstrated that he's more qualified to be president of the United States that anyone the Republican Party has yet to offer.
Copyright © By Jay Jordan Hawke, April 3, 2011.