On Isis, Trump defers to the generals who used to know less than he

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A retired army general is slamming Donald Trump’s remarks that as President he will ask the US military to come up with a plan within one month to defeat ISIS.

‘I had to ask myself, what the hell does he think we’ve been trying to do for the last 14 years in terms of al Qaeda?’ Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling told Anderson Cooper on AC360 on Tuesday.”  [cnn.com]

 

For defeating Isis Trump’s  had a plan,

So secret that only he knew it.

But now he reveals it’s no harder than

To  let the generals do it.

 

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  • Actually I thought Trump had at least 6 plans. Several involved Putin, who supports Assad, who, or someone else dropped chlorine canisters on our rebels in Aleppo.
    The news media now has that 7 more retired generals signed a letter in favor of Hillary than signed a letter in favor of Trump, like either means anything.
    In another bow to cognitive dissonance, Trump calls for an increase in the defense budget. Why would that be necessary when Russia is going to take care of ISIS; NATO, Japan, and S. Korea are supposed to pay for themselves; and he can deal with Kim and Putin?

  • How can Trump defer to the generals? He said last night, "the generals have been reduced to rubble ...They have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing to our country." How can he defer to people who embarrass him? More likely, as Jack suggests, he will seek advice from Putin.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Trump is fixated on polls. What could be wrong with Putin if he has an 82% approval rating in Russia? I imagine Satan's is 100% in Hell.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    And somebody's friend Kim's is 100% unless you want an antiaircraft artillery shell in your gut.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    I wasn't suggesting that he would ask Putin for advice, but that he would let Putin "handle it."*

    Someone said that Trump was only the means to an end, but didn't say that the end was Armageddon (which I thought was more of a Cruz supporter concept).
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    *There is a report today that Putin is arranging a meeting between Abbas and Netanyahu, and the WJC had a meeting with Putin, so maybe Putin isn't the demon once supposed. But that makes Trump's "Middle Eastern Policy" unnecessary.

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