POLITICAL: For all of The Donald’s flaws, he nailed the Middle East mess


America First — or World War III
By Patrick J. Buchanan
December 19, 2015

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Midway through the debate, Trump cut loose with a sweeping indictment of mindless American interventionism in the Middle East:

“We’ve spent $4 trillion trying to topple various people that, frankly, if they were there and if we could have spent that $4 trillion in the United States to fix our roads, our bridges, and all of the other problems — our airports and all the other problems we have — we would have been a lot better off. …

“We have done a tremendous disservice not only to the Middle East — we’ve done a tremendous disservice to humanity. The people that have been killed, the people that have been wiped away — and for what? It’s not like we had victory. It’s a mess. The Middle East is totally destabilized, a total and complete mess. I wish we had the 4 trillion dollars or 5 trillion dollars. I wish it were spent right here in the United States on schools, hospitals, roads, airports, and everything else that are all falling apart!”

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For all of The Donald’s flaws, he nailed this one.

Other than Rand Paul, all the other candidates are like escapees from the insane asylum.

The politicians and bureaucrats have made a mess of the USA — in both foreign and domestic matters. When I rant that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient, as well as untrustworthy, I think I understate the objection.

But I don’t know how you put the evil back in Pandora’s box.

First step has to elect a President who will step back from all the wars and the saber rattling.

Otherwise, we could all be “crispy critters” if an accident happens. 

I think I know a movie quote that sums it all up.

“This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.” — The Hunt for Red October (1990) by Admiral Josh Painter played by Fred Dalton Thompson.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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2 thoughts on “POLITICAL: For all of The Donald’s flaws, he nailed the Middle East mess

  1. I can’t believe I am saying this, but on this point I may finally be agreeing with you! The only problem I have is 9-11….we had to strike back. If we had found Bin Laden soon after that it might have been different….we might have ended our involvement after that and come home. But since we hadn’t found him that kept us over there. But I may be taking a much different view of this…time has a way of changing your viewpoint. It will be an interesting discussion on our next get together.

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