Donald Trump Agrees: Jeb! is Stupid on Iraq War

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I hate to say this, but Donald Trump and I found ourselves in agreement today on Jeb Bush and the legacy of the Iraq War. I argued this morning that Jeb! had decided to go stupid on Iraq. I did not speculate as to why this might be true, other than alluding to his Bush-era advisers.

Appearing at the Iowa State Fair with a great show of technology and panache, Trump expressed some ideas of his own when he told the crowd that,

Jeb Bush is a puppet to his donors, there is no question about it. He’s got lobbyists – I know them – he’s got lobbyists, and you know, he’s made statements over the past couple of days that are incredible, trying to justify the war in Iraq – can’t be justified – and then he said skin in the game. I don’t know if you saw his recent statement, he said the United States has to prove to Iraq that we have skin in the game. We spent $2 trillion thousands so lives lost, wounded warriors who I love all over the place, and he said we have to prove we have skin in the game. I think it may be one of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard. Skin in the game. We don’t have to prove anything…it was one of the dumbest things that ever, and I think what happened…is that his brother probably said ‘hey you’re killing me,’ that was his war, and he looks very bad. So this is how Jeb Bush tried to push back, but when he said we have to prove to Iraq that we have skin in the game and we lost those lives and all that money, I think he should apologize to families of the people.

It is obvious that Donald Trump is not the most honest man who ever ran for President on the Republican ticket. But he is right about Jeb Bush. As I pointed out this morning, Jeb! has gone stupid on Iraq. He approached common sense, and then appeared to think better of it.

And Donald Trump was there to jump all over him and his attempts to weasel out of it. Trump’s fellow candidates should have learned by now that if Fox News will not call them out on their alternate realities, that Trump will. The problem is that there is nobody to call Trump out on his own.

As Megyn Kelly just found out, her employer, Fox News, certainly won’t.

24 Replies to “Donald Trump Agrees: Jeb! is Stupid on Iraq War”

  1. The head birther makes the rest of ’em look like monkeys. I do not think he could win in the general. A lot of time to go though. Bush may as well fold as continue to recite the silliness he keeps spouting. Hard for the rest of the pack to pass the lead dog.

  2. ya know… the biggest organ your body has is skin… maybe El Jebe misspoke and meant we needed to offer a few other organs… maybe liver or heart…

    clearly El Jebe can’t offer a brain… cain’t offer what ya don’t have…

  3. The Donald is the BEST that the Democratic party and the country can wish for.

    He is peeling the scab off and letting people on the right see how this country has been run by the idiots on the right.

    Politicians bought and paid for by the elite rich.

    As much as he lies about some things, he tells the honest to dog truth about how things work.

    Needless to say, he really thinks that his business approach will work in running things in the government – he couldn’t be farther from reality in that respect.

  4. I lived in NYC 47 years so Trump was on local TV daily back in the day. He was always a jerk and always a liar and always wanted more than anything, even more than money – to hold the power. Power is the first reason.

    He always loved attention – his name everywhere, any fawning from anyone was encouraged – his ego is the second reason.

    He has no convictions, no beliefs, it is all theater – well orchestrated – theater.

    He totally enjoys pulling the chain of everyone who he feels threatened by and he certainly wants to take down the Bush family. That might be his third major reason.

    Hillary is not his target. Not yet.

    He isn’t going to win but he is surely putting on a show – and Fox just loves the ratings and the attention to the party.

    Voters will register because of him and his 3rd grade appeal. They will register as Rs. It is hard to not laugh – trump your cat – but he is a threat to dems – not the typical way. 1000 paper cuts.

  5. suga and patty – i am pretty sure DJ is being sarcastic about the Clinton plant thing… hence the smurf baby – joke…

  6. Rin, my Woman’s Intuition is telling me:

    Trump is thinking…Why should I allow the Wealthy Kochs to create their Oligarchy?

    I’m getting in on the fun of controlling America myself!

    The Ultra Wealthy know what ‘The Citizen United Monster” has created and they see it escalating!

    Don’t miss this:
    Pitchforks Are Coming…For Us Plutocrats:

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html#.U8GcoKg374g

  7. Ooh, please!!!! The very people supporting Trump supported wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These same people also believed tax cuts funded wars and believe everything Fox tells them.
    So does this mean Fox was wrong along and now Trump is right

  8. Jeb Bush maybe stupid on Iraq. But it’s better than a “blowhard bully” who couldn’t lead a turd down the toilet. Besides Trump is just as stupid on leadership.

  9. From the article: “Trump expressed some ideas of his own.”
    —————

    Where are these ideas of his?

    They are non-existent because he has NO ideas. Just grandiose announcements that have nothing to do with reality, much less political reality.

  10. Neither one is acceptable, let alone “better” than the other. They are but two sides of the same disgusting, moronic, hateful, ignorant, compassionless coin.

  11. Trump says he’s going to build a Wall, he’s going to make this country great again, he’s going to blah,blah,blah,,,now is he going to do this by excutive action??? or well he go through the congress,”Not Likely!” we know how well that went P.B.O.all he got from day one after his inaugural evening, when a certain group met secretly ;Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan & Kevin McCarthy: Plot To Sabotage US Economy with Frank Luntz
    Subject: Domestic Terrorism by some members of Congress in 2009 during Pres. Obama Innaugaration party

    Got a minute, look this up find the truth and send it to AG Loretta Lynch, this is Domestic Terrorism as well as Treason in the highest form
    I could not believe what I read, but then again, why not after 6 years of Republicans Hate against Pres Obama.Its more likely than not.

    by keepemhonestFollow

  12. The 47 agree with Netanahue only because they hate President Obama more than they love this country. They were so angry when POTUS Barack Obama won BOTH elections that they started to change the constitution on voting rights. And the SCOTUS went along with them, except for SCJ from NH who was so upset he retired from the SC. He new they were doing wrong but even he couldn’t do anything about it.I hope he well finally speak up on the illegality of the ruling of the SC on many of the decisions, beginning with Jeb Bush’s role in the 2001 SC election decision.
    18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy
    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States

  13. 18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

    Cornell University also indicates current law regarding Treason is as follows:

    18 USC § 2381 – Treason

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined und…

  14. They say that unlike his brother, Jeb was hit in the head with a shoe as a young child. Problem was the shoe still had a foot in it!

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