Neo-cons, Democrats united in praise for Trump’s Syria bombing

09 Apr

Strange new respect

There was certainly some jarring messaging coming from ordinarily cantankerous senators who have made a habit of criticizing the president. There was a new tone, for instance, from Republican senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain following the strike against Assad’s regime.

“I was very proud of him,” Graham said, before reportedly comparing Trump to a conservative presidential icon.

“I think there’s a side to President Trump that’s very much like Ronald Reagan,” Graham said, according to the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel.


Trump “took action” by striking Assad’s airfield, McCain said. “For that, he deserves the support of the American people.”

Bill Kristol, the conservative editor of The Weekly Standard and an avowed #NeverTrumper, joined the Trump love-in, tweeting that “a growth spurt” in the president’s leadership appeared to be underway.

Democrats also endorsed the attack. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi did so publicly but with a caveat: the use of military force, she argued, should have been authorized first by Congress.

“I’m supportive of the Trump administration’s decision to launch airstrikes in response to Assad’s assault on his own people,” wrote Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, described the action as “the right thing to do” in his written statement.

And not to be outdone, the former foreign affairs minister from Canada’s previous neo-Conservative regime also chimed in:

‘America is back’: John Baird says strike on Syria crucial in sending message

Former foreign affairs minister says Trudeau’s response ‘a wise decision’

Oh yeah, and Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has indicated he’s fully on board, too:

Canada was briefed on and ‘fully supports’ U.S. missile strikes against Syria: PM

Now, I know that the Trump True Believers are of course in denial, and will no doubt spin this as an example of counter-intuitive brilliance on the part of the Donald, to elicit outright disavowals from the likes of Richard Spencer, Milo, Alex Jones, et al., no doubt to increase his support so he can enact the rest of his promises with decreased opposition, and with success.

Yeah, right…

Of course, I’m still glad he won, and beat Hillary; of course I’m still happy with some of what he’s accomplished, the Neil Gorsuch pick for the Supreme Court, and just the mere widening up of the Overton Window of acceptable American political discourse on subjects like immigration, Islam, etc. All good.

But he will NOT be the saviour of America from all its problems.

At best, he’ll be a good start; a turning point and a step or two in the right direction.

Let’s pray that he’ll do the best he can, by God’s grace, and in spite of himself.

Put not your trust in princes…


12 responses to “Neo-cons, Democrats united in praise for Trump’s Syria bombing

  1. Will S.

    April 9, 2017 at 1:59 am

    P.S. Less than 24 hours after US strikes, Syrian jets take off from Shayrat airbase

    So, what was accomplished, other than angering Russia, and earning the praise of his enemies?

  2. Socially Extinct

    April 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

    “America is back.”

    Ah, the sweet, demented irony in that praise.

    Our collective hearts and dreams scuttled like the fantasies they are truly being revealed to be…

    • Will S.

      April 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Yes; a foreigner is saying, “America has returned to predictability in its behaviour.”

      If that isn’t a damning indictment, along with all the other strange new respect, I don’t know what is.

    • Will S.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Funny thing: When Justin Trudeau and the Liberals were elected, they said, “Canada is back.”; so John Baird, ostensibly their political opponent, is echoing them in proclaiming “America is back”. A protest party leader once said, of Canada’s two governing parties, “Liberal, Tory: same old story” – just like the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of American politics, largely indistinguishable in foreign policy, and much domestic policy too for that matter…

      The global world order likes nations to behave in completely predictable ways based on their recent history, with no deviations permitted whatsoever. Hence John Baird’s reaction, as well as the American neo-cons and Dems.

  3. feeriker

    April 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Proof of what some of us knew would eventually happen: The One Percent got to the God-Emperor.

    There is no avoiding it. Like cancer, they cannot be defeated, only temporarily sent packing into remission, to roar back with a vengeance, more pernicious, evil, all-powerful, and destructive than ever. Their hold on the machinery of state and finance is too firm, their tentacles too deeply entwined to cut out. As Paul Craig Roberts observed right after the election: “Trump might have billions, but the Oligarchs have trillions.” And can always steal more.

    TL;DR version: NO ONE, not even a fearless billionaire who cannot be bought off like the typical politician, can stand up to the armies of Satan, which is exactly what these Zionist-controlled kleptoplutocratic warmongers are.

    It’s over, folks. The beacon of freedom has been permanently extinguished. The City on the Hill has had its ramparts breached and has surrendered to the invading barbarians. You cannot change things from within. “Within” will co-opt anyone who tries.

    • Will S.

      April 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      It was easy for them; all they had to do was get to Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, who were already more inclined to serve the global world order than Trump’s rebellion against it.

      • feeriker

        April 10, 2017 at 1:31 am

        Yup. And it won’t take much at all at this point to convince me that Trump’s “Rebellion” (or “Revolution,” or whatever the hell you prefer to call it) was 95 percent PR stunt, three percent desire to shaft (quandom buddy) Hillary for God-only-knows-what personal, financial, or political reason; and two percent not-even-he-knows-why.

        Heck, he’s very probably been a bought-and-paid-for Zionist tool since Day One, this presidential campaign having been a first rate piece of deception theater. Well played, but it won’t be repeated. This is the “fool me twice, shame on me” moment. The next election, IF there is one, won’t be peaceful.

  4. feeriker

    April 10, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Heck, he’s very probably been a bought-and-paid-for Zionist tool since Day One,

    I neglected to add: “You don’t get anywhere in the business world in New York without either being a Zionist tool, or snorkeling the asses of those who are.”


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