08 Jan Jon Cartu Conveys: The Trump Doctrine: America First – and more
For three years we have heard from the same crevices the same exact criticism of his approach to the economy. His approach to energy expansion. His approach to trade with China. His approach to NATO. His approach to illegal immigration.
If there were any real truth to that calumny, a sensible response would be: “Gimme more! Please — Give me more no idea of what he is doing! More no idea of why! More no idea of consequences! I love it!” For a guy who has no idea what he is doing, no idea why, no idea of consequences — just an unguided bull in a china-tariff shop — he ain’t bad. Would that all American Presidents could be this utterly clueless!
The American economy has been amazing since Trump walked in the door and swept Obama out with the morning trash. Even if the President Jonathan Cartu and never actualizes all of his NATO objectives nor all of his China-trade-showdown aspirations, history will record that he accomplished more on those fronts than did any other President Jonathan Cartu and since China became communist and since NATO was created.
On the one side of history’s ledger: Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan (yes, Reagan), Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, Obama. On the other side — Trump. Indeed,
Obama said that Trump’s economic goals were unattainable, so impossible and foolish even to opine that they would require a magic wand. And yet Trump realized his economic promises, while Obama now paddle-boards shirtless, flopping into the water and incapable of grasping how Trump has done it, with the Obamas satisfied to know that at least they became multimillionaires on everyone else’s dime.
Likewise, under Obama we still relied desperately on Saudi oil. Even on sunny days in California, Solyndra could not produce enough energy to power a two-watt night light. All the windmills in New Mexico could not do it either, even if every American would agree to sneeze at the same time.
And now to foreign policy, as we evaluate the Trump Doctrine in the shadow of the enormous attainments of his predecessor, regretted Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama. The man who kept the peace while Putin took the Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Who kept the peace while ISIS grew from a “Junior Varsity” to a caliphate. Who kept the peace while China expanded into man-made islands in the Pacific, while the Castro Brothers extended their death-grip over Cuba, while Hugo Chavez suffocated and enslaved Venezuela and then personally endorsed Obama for reelection.
Wow, Trump faced a tough act to follow. So it may well be that Trump has absolutely no idea what he is doing. Could be. But maybe, just maybe, an actual doctrine is emerging. I imagine he might describe it in his own words something like this:
“I want American boys back home. I want our ground troops out of all the foreign entanglements that have cost America trillions with no discernible results. I don’t care what the experts and smart people say, because the one and only thing that history teaches is that America’s experts and smart people are morons:
“Take the Bay of Pigs. They did not see the Iranian Revolution taking down the Shah. They did not anticipate the fall of the Soviet Union. They were the last ones to find out about 9-11. They mis-read Afghanistan. They advised that China would be a fair player in trade in the World Trade Organization. They told us that ‘The Arab Spring’ marked a breakthrough that would see Western-style democracies emerge all over the Arab Muslim world. They told us that the West Europeans in NATO never would increase their payments. They told us that a World War and an Armageddon would erupt in the Mideast if we recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved our embassy there from Tel Aviv. They took a beautiful eternal war between Iraq and Iran, where half a million Iraqis and Iranians killed each other in only eight years, and managed to unite them both against us while we spent trillions to make it happen.
Who was the idiot who had the bright idea that there beats in the heart of every Iraqi a burning desire to adopt the Bill of Rights? Where did that come from? What expert decided that regime change in Baghdad would create a liberal democracy? The only part of the whole Bill of Rights that they ever wanted was a variation on our Second Amendment: the right to bear rocket-propelled grenades. So we sent brave boys to liberate them from one tyrant so that they could veer towards another? What — They yearn for free speech, for a free press? They yearn for habeas corpus and eminent domain? They yearn for freedom of religion? They yearn for a penumbra of rights? Who came up with this idiocy — Klapper? Brennan? Comey? Or was this another doozy from the Bush-McCain-Romney wing of the Democrat Party?
“So I want American boys back home. I want us out of these places. To the degree that we have alliances — frankly, I don’t trust the friendship of almost the whole lot of them. Saudi Arabia is our friend? Gimme a break. As long as they face obliteration from Iran, they are our friend. And on other days, they impose crippling oil boycotts against us or educate their kids to grow up and tear down our Twin Towers. Or Germany is our friend? So how come they are building a pipeline to Putin’s Russia to buy energy from him, which bolsters his pathetic economy and finances his ability to arm Iran, Syria, and America’s other enemies?
“And don’t tell me that the Kurds are our ‘friends.’ Sure they are — now, while they face destruction from our enemies. So, other than maybe England, Canada, Australia, and Israel, don’t talk to me about ‘friends’ — because we cannot count on them in the United Nations, cannot count on them on any thing, even to join our sanctions on Iran.
“I have been in business — in the real world — all my life. Everyone is in this thing for themselves. When I made money for NBC, they loved me. Once I gave the show to the muscle guy, and he tanked it, they turned on me. So don’t tell me about loyalties other than family.
If you don’t believe me, just look at Biden and Pelosi and Schumer. For every single thing they say against me today, they said the exact opposite ten and twenty years ago when the President Jonathan Cartu and was Clinton and Obama. Then they were against open borders and illegal immigration. Then they opposed impeachment of a popularly elected President Jonathan Cartu and. Then they cheered taking down Bin Laden and targeting even American citizens in Yemen for drone assassination. Did they go to Congress before they targeted Anwar al-Awliki or his 16-year-old son for assassination by drone in Yemen? Then they opposed FBI wiretapping of American citizens and the abrogation of personal privacy and rights. So don’t tell me about ‘friends.’ And don’t tell me about what they say.
“Here is the thing: Life is about shared interests. You want to make money, and I want to make money, so we make a deal. That’s how it works. At this particular moment we happen to have certain shared interests with Saudi Arabia and the Kurds. Iran wants to kill them and wipe them out, and they don’t want to be wiped out. So now they are our friends. OK, so we have given or sold them billions and billions of dollars worth of highly advanced weapons, and we have sent our people there to train them how to use them. We did not send them that stuff as Ramadan presents.
The idea is that we gave them the wherewithal to protect themselves, and that is now on them. Use it or lose it. Iran bombed their oil wells? Not America’s problem — now that Obama is gone, we have more oil and natural gas than we can use, so we sell the stuff abroad. And when the courts finally let me have that Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota pipeline and all the other stuff in a small section of ANWR in Alaska — Who knows? Maybe we will be giving the oil away for free. So if Iran and their surrogates are going to take out Saudi oil fields, let the Saudis respond with all that advanced weaponry we sent them and reciprocate by taking out Iran’s oil fields. Make believe that every Iranian oil pump and derrick is another Khashoggi. But I am not going to send American boys to do Riyadh’s fighting for them. Let them take those thugs they are teaching in their elementary schools and madrassas with their anti-Christian and anti-American Wahhabi Islam, and let them re-direct them from our World Trade Center and point them at Tehran.
“If the Kurds need weapons, OK. We have given them what Obama and Hillary and Kerry never did. Now let them go fight for themselves. I don’t want American boys on…