I don’t mean to harp on the “That’s it! I’m done with Trump!” crowd. But I’m going to keep harping on them.
One of the things they’re verklempt about is the fact that John McCain and Lindsey Graham are so excited about last night’s cruise missile strike.
And they are excited, aren’t they? So excited, in fact, that they’re quivering like spastic colons.
What makes these “That’s it! I’m done with Trump” people so angry is if John and Lindsey are happy, it must be a huge mistake.
But I think John and Lindsey are going to be super disappointed with President Trump in the long run.
See, John and Lindsey believe last night’s surgical strike is a prelude to a larger military action.
But I watched President Trump’s brief address four times last night. And I read the statement from the Pentagon.
Nothing about either statement leads me to believe that this was a first strike in the start of a long, never ending conflict to oust Assad and leave a Libya-like mess in our wake.
It was a specific, targeted strike on an airbase where chemical weapons attacks were staged.
Listen to every word of President Trump’s statement:
Likewise, here is the final paragraph of the statement from the Pentagon:
We are assessing the results of the strike. Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian Government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons against innocent people will not be tolerated.
This strike – in and of itself — had one goal: to reduce Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons.
And that is most certainly not what John and Lindsey want. They want this to be the first in a long line of military actions in Syria.
John and Lindsey’s end goal is to drag us into a conflict to oust Bashar al Assad.
These two love “regime change” and interventionist “nation building.”
I can just imagine John and Lindsey, sitting cozy side-by-side on a sofa watching the news coverage last night. Wedged between them is a big bowl of popcorn as they eagerly await the next round of strikes that never came.
There is no doubt President Trump was sending a clear message to Bashar al Assad. But that message does not seem at all to be “We’re coming to take you out.”
And that is the exact message John and Lindsey are hoping for.
Which is painfully obvious from this six-minute segment from Fox News this morning:
Listen to him.
McCain is rambling on about “nation building” and “installing Democracy.”
But watch President Trump’s statement again. His intent in carrying out this strike couldn’t be clearer.
Just because John and Lindsey want this to be the beginning of something quagmire-like doesn’t mean that is what President Trump is planning.
Who are you going to trust?
President Trump? Or John and Lindsey?
The truth is, I trust President Trump not to drag us into another long, drawn-out war in the Middle East.
No matter how much John and Lindsey may want that to happen.
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