Does Trump want peace or war? Does he know?

End Three Wars, Then Blow Up Iran? by Matt Purple for The American Conservative. What exactly is going on in the mind of Donald Trump?

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5 Responses to “Does Trump want peace or war? Does he know?”

  1. Fred (Au Natural) Says:

    I could see him wanting to go out bragging about how he ended all three wars. Now that his presidency is done for, I actually think legacy matters to him.

    While he could easily have Iranian enrichment facilities destroyed, that is just kicking the can down the road. Within a couple of years, they will just be rebuilt even deeper underground. Even if we had precise intel, the uranium that has been processed is toothpaste already out of the tube. Tiny, very hard target(s) within a big facility. Worst case for them is that they have to spend some time scraping it off the rubble but it will still be there.

    There is no way to send in troops, seize the material, and then get away.


  2. philebersole Says:

    There is no justification or advantage for the United States to attack Iran.

    There is no justification or advantage for the United States to wage economic warfare against Iran.

    Iran’s uranium enrichment program is not a threat to the United States or anyone else.


  3. Political Ad Types Says:

    All I know is that Biden wins period.


  4. sglover Says:

    Exactly which three wars did the casino swindler “end”? Ah, but this is from that glorious ocean of “talent”, Pat Buchanan’s blut und volk weekly, The American Conservative. Where among other delights you can watch Rod Dreher take his endless sexual neuroses out for a stroll — or if he’s in a good mood, you can see him write in complete seriousness about exorcism and “demons”.
    Anybody who watched The American Con during the Trump years, and still takes anything from it seriously, really needs to “examine his priors”, as they say.


    • philebersole Says:

      The American Conservative was founded in 2002 by Pat Buchanan, Scott McConnell and Taki Theodoracoupolos in opposition to President George W. Bush’s intervention in Iraq.

      The editors and writers have been steadfast in their opposition to regime change wars, torture and assassinations—in contrast to mainstream and self-described liberal publications such as the New York Times, with its reports on non-existent weapons of mass destruction, or The Atlantic, which once ran a cover story justifying torture.

      Buchanan and Taki have not been involved in the magazine’s editorial operations since 2007. The American Conservative was never a weekly; it was originally published twice a month, then monthly and now once every two months.

      The article never claimed that Trump had ended three wars. It was about the incoherence of Trump’s foreign policy actions as he leaves office. I assume you did not read the article, but perhaps you have poor reading comprehension.

      I disagree with Pat Buchanan and Rod Dreher (neither of whom is the author of the linked article) about many things, but I prefer their thinking to the reigning neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism.


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