Earlier this week, President Donald Trump dropped a MOAB bomb on ISIS tunnels in Syria. And, as expected, the Left acted like you offered them bacon when they asked for free range tofu burgers with free trade soybean sprouts. If you haven’t tried the latter, let’s just say you’re not missing much unless your diet is blander than an Al Gore audiobook.
The Left has its collectivist feathers all aruffle over Trump’s use of the MOAB, even going so far as to question why he didn’t seek Congressional approval to do it and whether it was Constitutional for him to do it. Some have even gone so far as to say “See? We told you he would get us into a world war!” or “See? He’s trying to divert attention away from the Russian investigation!” And, all I can do in response is shake my head in disbelief. After a long fit of hysterical laughter, that is.
Listen, Leftists. What Trump is doing is both Constitutional and legal, thanks to a little ditty I like to call the War Powers Act. In short, the War Powers Act allows the President to initiate military actions without Congressional approval for 90 days. I don’t like it because it circumvents Congress’ role in warfare, but it’s the law. Until it gets changed, Trump is allowed to use it, and no amount of foot-stomping will change it.
Additionally, both houses of Congress are controlled by the Republicans. You know, the same Republicans Leftists claim want to kill Grandma, starve the poor, and take away everybody’s health care so the rich can have a tax cut? Think this through! The people you Leftists have been treating like scum for the past few years are now going to bend over backwards to do your ill-advised will? Rarely outside of a Sheila Jackson Lee interview have I heard such absolute stupidity.
Even if you ignore the bad blood between the Left and Congressional Republicans, it would be a hard sell. See, the Left has this notion the best way to handle ISIS is to negotiate with them. You know, treat them like you would a foreign leader. Except…ISIS isn’t a foreign leader. It’s a terrorist organization that treats women and gays far worse than you claim Donald Trump does, but they seem to have your blessing. Maybe it has something to do with being useful idiots or the previous Administration giving terrorists lawyers, guns, and money, but the Right doesn’t swing that way usually. They prefer to handle ISIS the old fashioned way: lots and lots of violence. Now, you may think bombing ISIS into the Stone Age (which would be a huge step forward) will only create more terrorists, thus making the problem worse. And you may be right. Of course, with enough bombing, ISIS may win, but there will be a lot fewer of them available for the awards ceremony.
As far as getting us involved in a world war, that concept is a bit melodramatic. And by a bit, I mean more of a drama queen than Meryl Streep. The fact is we’re not getting other countries involved yet, and those who might get involved are either going to be on our side or are going to have to explain why they’re cool with ISIS. Spoiler Alert: being cool with ISIS is not a resume builder.
Then, there are people who think the bombing was an attempt to divert attention away from the Russia investigation. When you believe in conspiracy theories, anything can be used to “prove” they’re right, even if they make no logical sense. Of course, the fact they make no logical sense should be the first sign the conspiracy theory might be more cracked than a Ming vase in a house full of toddlers learning to walk.
And the “bombing to divert attention away from Russia” idea is just like that Ming vase. Do you know why? Because the Russia investigation is going nowhere faster than Shia Lebouf’s movie career. I know you Leftists are waiting with bated breath for the other shoe to drop, but that first shoe you heard was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign crashing and burning, Hindenburg style. Right now, you are hanging your hopes of rumors, extensions of rumors, and anonymous sources. In other words, you’re less credible than the “Birthers” you derided during the Obama years.
We will see what, if anything, comes from bombing ISIS, but there is one thing that is sure to happen.
The Left will continue to remind people why they’re no longer in power.