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Trump's Biggest Whoppers

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Trump approved a strike on Iran to be launched tonight in retaliation for drone shutdown but then abruptly changed his mind and pulled back. @shearm @EricSchmittNYT @michaelcrowley @maggieNYT

As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting the strike. The president had approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. But then he pulled back, at least for now.

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John Santucci Retweeted Peter Baker

.@ABC confirms - President Trump ordered a military strike on Iran but reversed decision tonight after a plan already underway according to sources familiar. The sources tell ABC the president’s decision to change course was unclear - more to come via me @JoshMargolin @KFaulders

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:

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A real Time magazine cover, not one of Trumpy Bear's fakes.

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8 hours ago, Hibi said:

Then there's the problem of different countries establishing colonies there. We can't even get along HERE!

Sci fi has already predicted that and Mars would eventually want independence from Earth.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Trump has told like-minded friends such as Fox News host Tucker Carlson that national security adviser John Bolton is “very severe” and that a war with Iran would destroy his presidency. “John loves wars,” Trump has said. https://politi.co/2IYs6YX  via @elianayjohnson @wesleysmorgan

A lot of chicken hawks do.

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Aaron Rupar Retweeted Justin Miller

Trump campaigned on unbridled militarism & Islamophobic bigotry, pulled US out of Iran deal for no reason, wants to look tough but has no stomach for real fight. He has terrible judgment & no principles beyond self-interest. We made him commander in chief anyway. That sums it up

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Walter Shaub Retweeted Michael D. Shear

The emperor has no clothes. He also has no experience, impulse control, critical thinking skills, knowledge, interest in acquiring knowledge, reason, wisdom, humanity, respect for the Constitution, appreciation of expertise, humility, discipline, love of country or credibility.

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I want to give the president the benefit of the doubt here. He is still the president. I want to believe he didn't simply blink out of fear or indecision here.

Please let there be more to this than him choking. Even Carter didn't choke that badly in comparison.

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So in two hours it’ll be 3 a.m., and an erratic, unstable, incompetent, ignorant, intellectually lazy, narcissistic and sociopathic man whose judgment no serious, intelligent person trusts remains in charge of deciding whether or not to start a potential war in Western Asia.

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There's absolutely nothing about this aborted Iran strike that looks good on the world stage tonight. Nothing. Nothing strategic. Nothing geopolitically advantageous. Nothing reflecting well on US political leaders. Nothing reassuring to allies. Only a projection of incompetence.

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Shalom Lipner Retweeted Jim LaPorta

In case you thought this was over: "Newsweek has learned from a Pentagon official, however, that regional U.S. military assets, including the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, have been put on 72-hour standby."

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Josh Marshall Retweeted John Santucci

This is a deeply insane situation. Thank god he called it off, if that’s really what happened. But we have a broken policy making process, no sec def and we’re relying on the caution of Donald Trump to avoid catastrophic decisions.

You have complete nutballs like Bolton vying with slightly less nutty people, a resistant pentagon, an inconstant President. This kind of erratic and often contradictory set of actions makes misunderstandings and descents into war much more likely.

Again, we’re now relying on Donald Trump to prevent crazy things from happening. That’s where we are. But he’s created a volatile, chaotic and unpredictable decision making process that makes wars much more likely, even beyond the bellicosity of particular advisors.

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