Most people who know me will tell you I’m a pretty nice guy. I try to cut other people some slack, forgive their trespasses, and not get angry at people for saying things I disagree with - which some people on my side get angry with me about (that's okay, I forgive them.) So you can imagine just how outrageous and offensive something has to be to make me as furious as I am over a quote that appears in an article in the New York Times.
I’m linking to blogger Don Surber’s write-up, because I couldn’t agree more with his commentary. It was sparked by a typical Trump-slamming article in the Times, quoting all the poor displaced State Department career diplomats who are shocked and appalled that the cretins now in power don’t recognize their “expertise.” These would be the geniuses who gave us the foreign policy we’ve seen over the past couple of decades, but especially during the Obama years. You’ll recall their “smart diplomacy”: from the Russian “reset” button to ignoring ISIS to pulling out of Iraq to bombing Libya to “leading from behind” to the Iran nuke deal to sending James Taylor to Paris to sing “You’ve Got A Friend” – not to mention their failures to secure their emails or comply with the Freedom of Information Act. Considering what those things and more did to America’s standing in the world, why would Trump want to fire the professional chair-moisteners who came up with ideas like those?
But what upset Surber – and nearly set my hair on fire! – was the snide closing comment from the author:
“My friend Chris Stevens, who did not die in Libya for a business deal, would have approved of those words.”
Oh, really?! I guess we’ll never know, since Chris Stevens died a horrible death in Benghazi at the hands of terrorists because the very geniuses you’re lauding at the State Department turned Libya into a chaotic hellhole, ignored his pleas for more security, dithered instead of sending help, blamed their murders on a YouTube video instead of their own smug incompetence and then lied right into the faces of the victims’ next of kin at their memorial service to preserve their jobs and political viability.
Read the Surber article. He nails all the reasons why Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans died and lays them directly at the feet of the State Department self-proclaimed "experts." They can be added to a laundry list of reasons why America turned to Donald Trump, a man famous for saying, “You’re fired,” and sent him to Washington to clean house at the State Department.