Donald Trump went on his trademark infantile rant about the “stupidity” of the American military tonight in response to a question about the offensive of the Iraqi Army, Kurdish peshmergas, and US Special Forces against Daesh’s (ISIS/ISIL) Iraqi capital, Mosul.
Trump complained at length about how we don’t have the “element of surprise,” not understanding that when organizing a multinational offensive involving tens of thousands of soldiers, word gets out. He also praised the Daeshi leaders for being “smarter” than us and for leaving Mosul, since we told them we’re coming.
But according to Kurdish official and former minister of finance in the Iraqi government Hoshyar Zebari, Kurdish intelligence indicates that Daeshi caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and military commander Fawzi Aliis are still in Mosul. The perpetual coward Trump is incapable of conceiving of a leader who wouldn’t instantly abandon his men to preserve his own skin, which is a damning indictment of Trump and how he would behave if our nation was in a military crisis.
Furthermore, this idea that the United States could somehow “sneak attack” into an enemy capital is a laughable fantasy out of a bad action movie. “There’s no sneaking up on the other side’s capital. We didn’t sneak up on Berlin in World War II, and we’re not going to do a surprise attack on Mosul either” says Michael Knights of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
It’s clear that when it comes to foreign policy and military strategy, Trump has no idea what the hell he’s talking about – and that is a clear and present danger to our national security.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.