Owing to having taken a solemn oath for the duration of the election period in Canada to maintain a non-partisan position on political things, I couldn’t comment publicly on anything of any nature which involved the Canadian political parties, any of the topics covered by those parties as part of their campaigns, any of the individual running, the policies of any of the governments over the years, even foreign nations’ current events which might reflect how I might view a political position in Canada, and… well, everything, really…
This is the first in a series of posts where in I vent my spleen from those things which made me want to smash my head against any flat surface until my brain was sufficiently anesthetized the pain of trying to make sense of the news events was no longer noticeable.
Rob Delaney on Twitter is re-tweeting some seriously insane things from Republican Presidential hopful Donald Trump‘s Actual Real Account. EG: he’s accused George W Bush of destabilizing the Middle East by invading Iraq, thus ignoring George HW Bush invading Iraq, Nixon & Ford propping-up the Shaw of Iran, Eisenhower & the CIA for installing the Shaw in 1953 via a coup d’état, and the Allies for having built the foundation of boundary disputes in the first place c. post-WWI.
Jeb, why did your brother attack and destabalize the Middle East by attacking Iraq when there were no weapons of mass destruction? Bad info?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2015
But he seems to have always suffered from of selective memory, because in December of 2011 he said this:
I still can’t believe we didn’t t take the oil from Iraq.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2011
So… ignore the cause, point finger at the idiot brother of an opponent, then posit the raping of another sovereign nation’s resources as the spoils of war that was created by the USA? The man is unhinged! More than a thing to laugh-at, he is seriously dangerous! I mean, PEOPLE LISTEN TO HIM AND AGREE WITH THINGS HE SAYS!!
Aaaaaand he gets worse only a few months earlier than the last one saying this:
When will our nation’s sacrifices be respectfully appreciated? Iraq and Libya should reimburse us in oil.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2011
What? Was he saying…
Iraq told us to get out, Iraq is now falling, and Iraq now wants us to come back! Don’t do it unless we get the OIL, and I mean ALL OF IT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2014
Oh! He •did• mean that in 2011, because there he is clarifying it 2 1/2 years later! So Iraq should •thank• the USA for destabilizing the Middle East by handing over all its national assets (save for the historical things, you know, rocks and old paper are boring, give us the black sticky stuff) in recompense for the Americans who died in the effort to force Democracy and apple pie down the unwilling gullets of the Iraqi peoples?
And then there’s this, proving the man is an idiot doing what he claims is something he is a genius at:
— Tom Chivers (@TomChivers) October 16, 2015
Donald John Trump, born June 14, 1946. Probably less useful than anything you can imagine, but if accused of that he’ll just declare how proud he is of it.