Former Iraq War cheerleader, Paul Wolfowitz, is not going to be able to support Donald Trump. He’s just too “disturbing” when it comes to his foreign policy, according to Wolfowitz.
“I wish there were somebody I could be comfortable voting for. I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton, even though I have big reservations about her,” Wolfowitz told magazine Der Spiegel in an interview recently.
He also revealed that he agreed with the 50 Republican national security experts that have also dumped Trump in a letter they wrote classifying him as a security risk.
“He says he admires Putin, that Saddam Hussein was killing terrorists, that the Chinese were impressive because they were tough on Tiananmen Square. That is pretty disturbing,” he continued.
While the comment regarding Saddam Hussein from someone like Wolfowitz has questionable merit, due to him STILL thinking that Saddam Hussein was producing WMD’s and that he was raising a terrorist army to attack America (he wasn’t doing either of these things), the rest of his assessments are spot on.
Putin is a dictator who is trying to resurrect the old Soviet Union and has his political adversaries assassinated. China is an authoritarian state that imprisons its own citizens on a daily basis for not following “approved” lifestyles and holding “approved” opinions. Trump really did indicate he admired this kind of behavior more than once.
Not only does he admire it, but he claims he would pull the United States out of NATO and allow Russia to just blitzkrieg Europe and set up a new Eastern Bloc of Soviet vassal states.
It’s almost too good. Republicans created Trump. They’re responsible for it. Peddling fear and anger as the only commodity they had for the past eight years have led up to this moment where they’ve self-destructed by the monster of their own making.
Wolfowitz also pointed out that the only way you can be “comfortable” with Trump’s foreign policy is if you convince yourself he won’t really do any of the things he says he will. While that’s true, what kind of stance is that to take?
Is denial the only refuge of Republican voters now? “I’ll vote for him because I think he won’t actually do anything he says he will,” is now the low bar that Republican presidential candidates need to meet?
We’ve gone from wanting someone who will supposedly get things done and “make the greatest deals” so America is great again, to someone they’re now voting for because they think he’ll just spend 4 years in the oval office doing absolutely nothing.
The funny part about that is if they enjoy the status quo so much and hope Trump changes nothing, they’re saying that they fully approve of the eight years of Obama policy that we’ve been enjoying.
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