WaPo Cheers Trump’s Reckless Flip-Flops
by Stephen Lendman
Trump U-turned recklessly on positive things he said while campaigning.
After nearly three months in office, he showed he’s a dirty politician like most others in Washington - part of its bipartisan criminal class, waging war on humanity at home and abroad.
Neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post editors approve, “cautiously celebrating” his flip-flops - consistently for the worst, heading for potential disaster if not curbed.
WaPo failed to explain, instead reversed reality, saying “when a president moves from being so wrong to being so right on such important questions, the sensible response is not to carp but to celebrate, however cautiously.”
Fact: The right thing is criticizing his reckless actions, demanding accountability.
WaPo: Assad is a “butcher” and “dictator.” Putin is a “dictator.” NATO is “a force for peace and freedom.” Trump “is right to welcome its enlargement.” China is a good guy provided it supports America’s agenda.
Fact: Neocon extremism thinks this way, along with supporting endless wars of aggression against one country after another.
Fact: WaPo editors have things upside down as usual. Facts don’t interfere with their opinions.
WaPo: Trump “named sensible people to his most important cabinet positions…”
Fact: He chose a rogue’s gallery of hawkish generals, billionaires and Wall Street figures.
WaPo: If Trump governs according to “mainstream values, that is to be welcomed.”
Fact: So-called US “mainstream values” are responsible for more harm to more people over a longer duration than any other rogue regime in history.
WaPo and other media scoundrels cheerlead US high crimes of war and against humanity in multiple theaters - instead of demanding officials in Washington responsible for endless aggressive wars be held fully accountable.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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