Murc’s Law is a Harsh Mistress, Iran Edition
In answer to Paul’s question about who would be the first person on the “left” to blame the Democrat Party for Trump’s murder of Suleimani, well, I can at least offer the most irritating, as Lord Walker of the Hamptons has declared that congressional Dems are to blame for Trump’s attack although literally every Senate Democrat voted for an amendment that would have made the attack illegal:
CC: Walter Bingman, Hampton Socialist https://t.co/xlKK9s7Vpa— Centrism Fan Acct 🔹 (@Wilson__Valdez) January 3, 2020
In his legendary treatise “A Liberal Case For Donald Trump,” Lord Walker asserted that “In all likelihood, Trump will not accomplish anything.” There was a vacant Supreme Court seat at the time the essay was ejaculated into the world.
As for Glenn, he has done something even more amazing:
I’m actually surprised by this, in that Glenn normally cloaks his support for Trump and his “#MAGA agenda” in 2016 with more passive-aggressive plausible deniability. But anyway the idea that killing Suleimani is contrary to the #MAGA Agenda is derangedly wrong:
Every active war, then, will remain active under a President Trump. “Unlike other candidates for the presidency,” however, “war and aggression will not be my first instinct,” or so Trump has claimed, just like so many candidates who have run for the White House and later taken the country to war.
Trump has also promised to increase military spending. “We will develop, build, and purchase the best equipment known to mankind,” he has said. “Our military dominance will be unquestioned,” with a bigger Navy, a bigger Air Force, and more active-duty soldiers.
The point, Trump says, is to have a military “so powerful that we’re never going to have to use it.” But he says that only after calling for putting that trillion-dollar military to use in about a half-dozen countries. Like Bush in 2000, he pairs his critique of someone else’s wars with a depiction of a world full of threats that justify fighting them. The former president complained of “aimless and endless deployments,” but in the same breath he warned that we were in “an era of car bombers, plutonium merchants, cyber-terrorists, and drug cartels.” Trump complains of regime change— removing dictators instead of preserving them—while promising a stepped-up war on terrorism; like Bush, he promises to go to war for better, less liberal reasons.
The potentially catastrophic bombing of Iran represents the agenda Trump explcitly ran on in 2016, even if some people ignored what he was actually saying to Own The Libs.