December 21, 2018

TRUMP’S GREAT TALENT IS HIS ABILITY TO DRIVE PEOPLE CRAZY:

For example:

He’s even got Hillary Clinton, of all people, telling us that actions have consequences.

A consequence of Hillary’s actions in Libya — “we came, we saw, he died” — was black people being sold as slaves in open-air slave markets. So maybe she should sit this one out. But note how despite her dreadful track record, she’s still treated as part of the competent establishment. Because, in fact, competence is not required for membership in the establishment, as the last decade or two demonstrate.

UPDATE: Is Trump speaking for the “forgotten part of America” that actually fights its wars? “And in the post-election analysis of the 2016 cycle, discussion of war fatigue has been all but absent. This oversight may plausibly be due to the fact that most American elites in the chattering class have not, at least in recent years, been directly affected by on-going conflicts. Children of elites are not as likely to serve and die in the Middle East, and elite communities are thus less likely to make this a point of conversation. The costs of war remain largely hidden, and an invisible inequality of military sacrifice has taken hold.”

UPDATE (From Ed): Howard Dean: US Should Leave Afghanistan.

—The Nation magazine, April 20, 2011.

ANOTHER UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Heh.

But maybe the peace-loving left never really loved peace:

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