- We do not need to be in the Middle East.
- The media is always wrong about Trump, whom they see daily, therefore how can they get events halfway across the world.
Now then, as the resident Trump expert, I failed to acknowledge that President Trump already knows what I know -- and he knows a whole lot more than that.
So I turn to the great Diviner of Trump -- Scott Adams of Dilbert fame -- to discern what Trump gained from taking out a military base in Syria. Adams gave a list of seven items.
They boiled down to showing the world he is competent, he is in charge, and he is no puppet of Putin.
Anyone with an ounce of sense knew that, but those who don't make up the Democratic Party base, which is why the Soros crowd keeps saying he is a puppet.
President Trump just set the table for his conversations with China about North Korea. Does China doubt Trump will take care of the problem in China’s own backyard if they don’t take care of it themselves? That negotiation just got easier.
Iran might be feeling a bit more flexible when it’s time to talk about their nuclear program.
Trump’s plan of a Syrian Safe Zone requires dominating the Syrian Air Force for security. That just got easier.Better to be feared than loved, especially when dealing with spiteful, close-minded people who rabid hatred of America is religious in nature.
But enough about the Democratic Party.
His final point was "Israel is safer whenever an adversary’s air power is degraded."
No need to state the obvious: America is safer when Israel is safer. That's why we cheered the Six-Day War in 1967.
While many pundits wrote about the Syrian attack today, most of them are fools who got Trump wrong in 2015, and again in 2016.
Roger L. Simon, the co-founder of Pajamas Media, though, got Trump early and often.
From Roger L. Simon:
For Trump, this is a win-win-win-win-win, because, as we used to say in the sixties, "the whole world is watching." And what're they seeing? America as world leader is back. No more "leading from behind," whatever that meant. And, no, this doesn't mean we have to get into nation building, Ann Coulter. It just means we will act when we see evil. And gassing children, I think most people can agree, is definitely evil.
This was no doubt noticed by the aforementioned Xi Jinping, who had to take a back seat temporarily while Trump was dealing with this pressing matter. Will this help nudge the Chinese finally to do something about the crazy North Koreans? It won't hurt.
It won't hurt either with the rest of the evildoers in the world, including especially the Iranians who, thanks to Obama's financial generosity, now have upwards of 100,000 troops in Syria. Will they start to act out, attack our people? It's possible, though more likely they will cower at the slightest display of American power. (John Kerry's gone? Oh, no!)
But if the mullahs do try to pull something in response, I imagine Trump, Tillerson, and Mattis are sitting there channeling their inner Clint Eastwood -- "Go on, Ayatollah. Make my day!" (The Sunnis would be ecstatic, though Ben Rhodes would probably be unhappy.)When Simon says something about Trump, take it to the bank.
Meanwhile, PolitiFact is scrubbing down all those posts in which is stated that there were no chemical weapons in Syria.
John Nolte -- another person who got Trump early on -- documented this in a piece headline, "21 Lies Told By PolitiFact (Not Including Obama Got Rid of Syria's Chemical Weapons)."
After all, the same PolitiFact that assured you Syria had no chemical weapons, is the same PolitiFact that assured you…
1. You can keep your insurance under ObamaCare.
2. Illegal Aliens are not criminals.
3. Hillary didn't lie. But the mother who lost her son at Benghazi probably did.
4. Trump's National Debt numbers are correct, but he still lied.And so on. All 21 are worth reading for a laugh. Go on and read it, I'll wait for you back here,
OK, so Trump bombed Syria for reasons that went beyond retaliation.
A man far wiser than me, Walter Russell Mead, tweeted, "In launching strikes against Syria, a strong message was sent to Xi and Putin — in that order."
Xi, the communist leader of Red China, is at Mar-a-Lago to discuss that billion-dollar-a-day trade deficit and Kim Jong Un. The two are intertwined. President Trump wants China to dump both.In launching strikes against Syria, a strong message was sent to Xi and Putin—in that order. https://t.co/b4MRyv4dTp— Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) April 7, 2017
Short Kim Jong Un.
More from Mead: "Question: Did Obama administration know such depots existed, concealing that knowledge to avoid admitting Putin played BHO like a violin?"
Question: Did Obama administration know such depots existed, concealing that knowledge to avoid admitting Putin played BHO like a violin? https://t.co/KbsmMCDiII— Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) April 7, 2017
So I made a mistake this morning. I misread the press adulation of the taking out of the air base. I forgot the press in America no longer matters. It feuded with Donald Trump and lost, as is the fate of all who feud with Donald Trump.
But just because the American press praises something does not make it wrong.
Team Trump hit on all cylinders today. Nikki Haley -- who opposed his nomination a year ago February but didn't feud -- and Rex Tillerson showed their diplomatic chops.Nikki Haley demonstrates what American leadership looks like: pic.twitter.com/VTJkeib1iu— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) April 7, 2017
Meanwhile, the Senate approved Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals. This was Chuck Schumer's great big showdown that was going to propel public ire with Trump into the stratosphere.
Syria sucked the air out of that tire.
If Democrats want to be more than a coffee klatch in the Senate after next year's election, they will be wise to replace him with someone who is not a vain, grandstanding fool.
(Thinking of a name to give. Come on, Surber, there must be some Democrat in the Senate who is not a vain, grandstanding fool. Think. Think harder.)
Um, Al Franken?
A readers aid this was Reagan bombing Libya. One strike. That was all it took.
Moral of the story?
Never bet against Donald John Trump.
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