So why not Trump? He’s been nominated for his “Peace through strength” ideology. Ronald Reagan proved that worked. Trump hasn’t actually done anything to push back the Islamic extremists or intimidate Putin or scare the begeezus out of little Kim Jong-un, but he promises that’s what he’ll do. He’ll bring peace to the world through American power and fortitude. We can believe him because he gets things done, and he’s a winner. He told us so.
How’s that any more crazy than Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people”? He promised to create a “new climate” in international relations by reaching out to the Muslim world. The Nobel Committee had faith in him. It didn’t matter that he hadn’t actually accomplished a thing. The power of his word was enough, and the committee believed that if they gave him the award at the outset of his presidency, then that would help him achieve his goals to bring about world peace. Kinda like a magical talisman.
That didn’t work out so well (we’ve had lots of beheadings, shootings, bombings, raping, and pillaging throughout the world since the One took office), but so what? It was the thought that counted. So too with Trump. And he’s on more solid footing when it comes to an actual plan than Obama ever was. We know now that appeasement, lofty speeches, lush dinners, and late-night snacks with the Muslim Brotherhood don’t work. Why not try bombing the hell out of them—or at least threatening to do so?