Back in 2013, President Obama wanted Congress to authorize a U.S. military response to the Syrian government's gas attack on its own people. From his hideaway in Twitter Tower, Citizen Trump warned against U.S. retaliation over and over again, and insisted that Obama would need Congressional approval. Most Republicans on the hill were opposed, and no approval ever came.
During the campaign, Candidate Trump denounced Hillary Clinton's foreign policy, claiming she wanted "to start a shooting war in Syria in conflict with nuclear-armed Russia. It could lead to World War III."
He campaigned on his "America First" platform and urged us to build closer ties to Vladimir Putin.
A week ago, Trump administration officials declared that "our priority is no longer getting Assad out" (Nikki Haley) and "the status of Assad will be decided by the Syrian people" (Rex Tillerson).
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So, Hillary Clinton would stupidly start World War III, but President Donnybrook (who "knows more than the generals") will not. Let's fervently hope not.
As someone who despises Syrian refugees, he's about to create a hell of a lot more of 'em.
For all his bloviation in one direction, to do a 180 course change -- with missiles! --is mind-boggling. But Trump is a man without principles -- he lives moment to moment in the 24-7 news cycle, knees jerking and fingers flailing as he reacts to this and that. He's not just unpredictable, he's unstable, unhinged.
Could this be the start of the Trumpocalypse?