A simple question

200…let’s say 3 Donald Trump angrily denounces 2002 Donald Trump for sort of supporting the Iraq War

Tell me in the comments: did anybody out there actually believe that Donald Trump was telling the truth about this?

For months, Donald Trump has claimed that he opposed the Iraq War before the invasion began — as an example of his great judgment on foreign policy issues.

But in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump said he supported an Iraq invasion.

In the interview, which took place on Sept. 11, 2002, Stern asked Trump directly if he was for invading Iraq.

“Yeah, I guess so,” Trump responded. “I wish the first time it was done correctly.”

Trump has adopted the “I was for it before I was against it” defense, saying that he definitely opposed the war after he started reading about it. Of course, he won’t offer any evidence that he later opposed the war, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

I’m not entirely sure this qualifies as a lie, although it’s being framed that way. After all,

I’m pretty sure Trump believes every word that pours out of his mouth, even if it’s objectively untrue. He wouldn’t be Donald Trump if he didn’t.

It’s frankly more offensive to me that the guy with delusions of political relevance talked about whether or not the United States should go to war with the same tone that you might use if your friend asks if you want to meet up at Starbucks.

“Yeah, I guess so.” Your likely 2016 Republican nominee, folks.

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3 thoughts on “A simple question

  1. Trump? Of course not, the man is a pathological liar.

    The more interesting questions surround Bernie and Hillary and the Democratic mud fight.

    I was one of the lonely, isolated few who opposed the Afghan Invasion in the heat of the bloodlust following 9/11. Of course I was disappointed that Senator Clinton did not stand up and oppose the war more vigorously, but then I was disappointed in a great many people at the time; I hold that the sense that the People were ready but the leaders simply were not leading was the jet fuel that propelled Howard Dean to his spectacular flame out on the frozen steppes of Iowa.

    Implicit in all that is the question “who the f*ck is this Bernie Sanders dork? That guy hates everything.” Bernie was not a leader of the anti-war movement, he was a nobody from the joke state of Vermont who was noticed only for striking impotent poses over the issue de jour.

    So today the Berniacs are prancing around screaming that “Bernie is noble! Bernie is good! Bernie is Pure! Bernie has not had a new thought in fifty years!” That’s great and everything, but what it really means is that Bernie is useless putz who go lucky once and he’s trying to ride that goat to victory.

    So I was disappointed with Senator Clinton, but I got over it. As an adult, I can make the distinction between some one who activity pushed to make the war happen and some one who is guilty of maybe not working as hard as I would have like to stop it. Secretary Clinton is a long time dedicated public servant who would make a highly effective Chief Executive, which really is the question under consideration.

    If one really wants a liberal pinhata to beat up over the disasters of the War, go after weathercocks like Beinert and Pollack who worked nights and weekends to establish political cover for squishy leftists who wanted only to come in out of the cold during a trying period in our nation’s history. I am disgusted with the slack that has been cut for such people, as a certain type of writer deliberately self-lobotomizes and cauterizes certain inconvenient memories.

    (Not you, DWD, you are the best.)

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