I went to do my taxes on Thursday. It turned out that I owe the federal government several thousand dollars.
So I was in no mood for the news that my tax dollars had just been expended to drop a massive bomb on Afghanistan, one that cost $314 million to develop.
And the prior week we learned that the feds had spent more than $60 million for a cruise-missile strike on Syria.
Someone needs to tell Donald Trump that this is the exact opposite of what he promised us voters.
“We are going to stop being the policeman of the world,” he said.
When it comes to Syria, he said, “Let Syria and ISIS fight. Why do we care?”
Answer: I don’t, Donald.
But what the hell happened to you?
I think I speak for every right-wing, reactionary, America-first conservative in America when I say: Cut out the foreign adventures. Cut our taxes instead.
Later that day I got even angrier when I read a report that was making its way around right-wing websites. The topic was the chemical strike in Syria that led the Donald to order that cruise-missile strike.
The report is titled “Assessment of White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017” and it was authored by Theodore Postol, an MIT professor who is among the world’s leading experts on chemical weaponry.
In 14 pages, Postol demolishes the Trump administration’s extended press release claiming proof that Syrian aircraft delivered that gas strike. Here’s the key sentence:
“I have reviewed the document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the U.S. government has concrete knowledge that the government of…
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