US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI (Read Staff Post)

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TheHunter

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Instead of Benghazi we get war with Iran!



It also works because he's racist!

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Kaitos

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Oct 25, 2017
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remember when that Trump official said that the Trump Doctrine was "We're America, bitch?"

great. just great.
 

Tfritz

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2020 update: America still murders civilians and doesn't pay people a living wage.
 

SwordsmanofS

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It'd be hilariously ironic if the Republican Senate choose to implement the Democrats Election Security Bill in full due to concerns that Iranian hacks could swing the election away from Trump.
 

Iolo

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Britain
I wasn’t totally on board with this thread title originally, but it turned out to be very appropriate.
 

adam387

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You know, putting on a campaign hat for a second....assuming this turns into a thing (and there's no reason to assume it wouldn't) this plays into Biden's strengths being most coherent on foreign policy. Something that's been lacking from the primary thus far.
 

Sagroth

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Still trying to catch up on the situation with Iran, and holy fuck this looks bad. Not sure how this will affect Trump's poll numbers, either. His base certainly loves any excuse to kill people with brown skin.
 

Autodidact

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You know, putting on a campaign hat for a second....assuming this turns into a thing (and there's no reason to assume it wouldn't) this plays into Biden's strengths being most coherent on foreign policy. Something that's been lacking from the primary thus far.
Yes, any conflict abroad will hand Biden the nomination.
Still trying to catch up on the situation with Iran, and holy fuck this looks bad. Not sure how this will affect Trump's poll numbers, either. His base certainly loves any excuse to kill people with brown skin.
The public doesn't want another war, doesn't trust him to execute one, and even some of his true believers would probably admit privately they don't trust him not to do something crazy. It will not help him.
 

ZOONAMI

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I mean I do have to admit when Iraq happened in 2003 I felt like a crazy person not understanding how anyone bought into the Iraq war given the UN inspector intel on their programs. People got behind that they can get behind this. Support the Troops and all that. I was in 9th grade and I knew it was BS but it seemed like most people in MN did not. They were all in.

A major deployment moves people behind it even people you wouldn’t expect. We got a lot of people sitting in chill spots and they get deployed to the gulf it effects a lot people
 

Sagroth

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His base already supports him 100% so why would that change?
The public doesn't want another war, doesn't trust him to execute one, and even some of his true believers would probably admit privately they don't trust him not to do something crazy. It will not help him.
Both salient points.

And yeah, to me this represents the fear I've had since day one (and I suspect others as well): that a major foreign policy fuckup pulls us into a shitshow and/or war that he's only going to make worse. His base will feast on the hyper-nationalism and dead foreigners, but it's likely to further highlight to any sane individual just how not suited to being president he is (though it admittedly should already be long since obvious).
 

shadow_shogun

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Trump confidant @SeanHannity is off tonight, but he's phoning in to his own show and telling guest host Jason Chaffetz that tonight is a "massive, huge win" for the U.S. military and intelligence community. He says "this president acted as quickly as possible."
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Hannity's show has been running two banners, citing his "sources:"

"Sources to Hannity: Trump & advisers prepared for all scenarios after strike kills Iranian commander" and

"Sources to Hannity: U.S. military on high alert after U.S. airstrike kills top Iranian commander"

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21:35 - 2 Jan 2020
 

adam387

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If only someone had told people that Trump was reckless and dangerous and shouldn't be within 20 feet of the White House Situation Room.


Just leaving this here. No reason in particular.
 

shadow_shogun

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As we await a White House statement on the news coming out of Iraq tonight, President Trump was seen at dinner tonight at his club, according to a person familiar. It’s unclear if he is still in the dining area. @kaitlancollins

21:37 - 2 Jan 2020
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Patriotism to conservatives has nothing to do with FDR, Washington, Lincoln, MLK....just jingoistic bullshit. Proud because they were born on a rock...not what the country is supposed to represent and uphold.
 

SwordsmanofS

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I mean I do have to admit when Iraq happened in 2003 I felt like a crazy person not understanding how anyone bought into the Iraq war given the UN inspector intel on their programs. People got behind that they can get behind this. Support the Troops and all that.
Bush was popular in 2003. Trump is decidedly not.

This Iranian Commander who's name I can't spell correctly has been in the US' crosshairs for some time. I imagine that Trump has been feeling the pressure, and made a hasty snap decision that is going to bite him in the ass.

He did it with Comey.
He did it with Ukraine.
Now he did it with Iran.

Also Brexit happens in about 30 days. Have fun dealing with how that effect global markets while you fight a proxy war in the Middle East.
 

Wonderment

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Oct 27, 2017
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Maddow finally got to it. NBC News hasn't confirmed anything yet. Iraqi state tv reports the airstrike was at the airport.
 

Autodidact

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Oh if Trump loses you know it’ll just get worse.

I know he can’t really do anything like, on the level of canceling elections or anything, but you know he’ll try fucking everything up as much as he can on his way out.
As someone said upthread, wouldn't it be funny if the threat of Iran hacking elections prompted the Senate GOP to pass the Democrats' election security bill?
 

Kaitos

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Oh if Trump loses you know it’ll just get worse.

I know he can’t really do anything like, on the level of canceling elections or anything, but you know he’ll try fucking everything up as much as he can on his way out.
remember when the bush people were appalled that Clinton staffers removed the W from some of the computers
 
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