Donald Trump could not wait to tell White House reporters that he had made a great deal with Turkey’s dictator Recep Erdogan. He was patting himself on the back, and complimenting Erdogan as a “hell of a great leader” and “everyone’s happy.” He spoke too soon.
POTUS’ joy may have sprung from his great relief, because he thought that he dodged a bullet. A little more than a week ago, Trump set in motion a calamity with one phone call. The Turks sent their worst of the worst fighters who began committing atrocities against our heroic allies, the Kurds.
The president would be letting loose thousands of ISIS members with passports and a deep hatred of the United States. He risked Americans’ nuclear weapons stored in Turkey, and handed his good friend Russia’s President Vladimir Putin a foothold in the Middle East.
In Dallas for another campaign rally, Trump said that Syria was “an incredible outcome:”
‘This is an incredible outcome. This outcome is something they’ve been trying to get for ten years — everybody, and they couldn’t get it. Other administrations. And they never would have been able to get it unless you went somewhat unconventional. I guess I’m an unconventional person.’
Trump added that the agreement which may allow them Kurds five days to get to safety:
‘The Kurds were great. Great day for the Kurds. It’s really a great day for civilization. It’s a great day for civilization.
The commander-in-chief made his speech sound as if he had intended the outcome that was the past week of war between the overly-armed Turks and the surprised Kurds.
Trump bragged about the five-day cease-fire in Syria. Then, The Daily Mail’s David Martosko sounded puzzled as he asked whether the president intended to “attack each other:”
‘Mr. President, you’re talking about all of this shooting as though it was part of a plan. Are you saying you planned for these people to attack each other?’
‘No. I think this, David, it had to be an unconventional solution. Because the conventional solution is to sit down, negotiate, and they’ve done that for 15 years, actually. More than that, I understand. And that was never going to work. But all of a sudden, when they saw and how nasty it was, and rough it would get. It would were get 100 times worse than what was happening. But when they saw the level of nastiness, they said, let’s make a deal. Everybody together. Let’s make a deal.’
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