Notwithstanding Donald Trump’s fascist economic views, the war he wishes to expand against illegal immigrants, the bombing campaign that he desires to continue against iSIS, the drug war that he wants to continue waging, and the welfare state to which he remains committed, let’s give credit where credit is due.
In the most recent Republican presidential debate, Trump had the courage to do what no other Republican candidate for president or, for that matter, the mainstream media, would dare to do: Point out that President George W. Bush lied about the reason he ordered the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
For that, Donald Trump deserves credit.
Ever since Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Republican establishment, the mainstream media, American neocons, and many American conservatives have insisted on simply accepting Bush at his word. There is no way he would have lied the nation into war, the mindset goes. No president would ever do such a thing.