Yesterday a chemical attack in Syria killed dozens of civilians and injured hundreds. In a statement yesterday from the White House, Trump said the attack against innocent people mustn’t be “ignored by the civilized world,” and went on to say, “These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution,” in a reference to Obama’s failure to strike in 2013 after saying a chemical attack by Assad would cross a U.S. red line. But was it really?
If you will recall, Trump was against striking against Syria at that time. In 2013, Trump tweeted:
President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your “powder” for another (and more important) day!
@realDonaldTrump, 7 Sep 2013
Obama did not attack Syria. Yet, dozens of civilians, including children, still died a horrible death yesterday. So how was this chemical attack a “consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution” when Trump himself advocated staying out of Syria? Furthermore, Trump has, in the past, minimized the Russia-Syria friendship on the grounds that they were both fighting ISIS. If Trump had been president at the time, I’d wager that the Syria situation would be no better and probably far worse than it is now. At any rate, how does criticizing a past administration help the situation now? It doesn’t.
Trump has now come out with a statement indicating a harder line of approach against Syria, but has declined to say what he will do. “One of the things I think you’ve noticed about me is militarily I don’t like to say where I’m going and what I’m doing,” Trump said. “I’m not saying I’m doing anything one way or the other…But I’m certainly not going to be telling you,” he added.
No. Trump doesn’t know jack about policy or military action. I think the real reason he won’t say what he intends to do is not for the element of surprise, but it’s because he doesn’t have a clue on what the fuck to do.
Mr. President: stop fucking complaining and do your job. Stop complaining about Obama and his administration; stop complaining about the media; stop complaining about the Democrats; stop complaining about everyone being against you and do work. If I had an employee like you working for me he would have been fired a long time ago.
Oh, wait a minute; you’re the President so you do work me. Well, whaddaya know?