UNFIT: Trump Okays Strike on Iran Without a Casualty Assessment, and Other Unpresidential Acts

There has been frequent speculation about the shaky temperament of Donald Trump and his mental unfitness for the office of the presidency. This has been observed in his pathological lying, infantile name-calling, nerve-rattling ignorance, affinity for murderous dictators, aversion to American intelligence agencies, and brazen disrespect for the law.

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Nevertheless, Trump continues to provide more evidence of how pitifully incompetent and unprepared he is for the duty he’s assumed. The latest demonstration of that is his response to the charge that Iran shot down an American drone. His first comment on the matter was (naturally) a threatening tweet that said only that “Iran made a very big mistake!” However, he followed that up by suggesting that he literally believes that what Iran did was accidental. Which makes his decision to strike back with military force (for an accident?) somewhat peculiar. But no more peculiar than his reversal of that decision, which he explained in another series of tweets. Let’s examine this tweetstorm:


Obama did not “give” money to Iran. Trump is referring to money that was Iran’s to begin with. It had been frozen in foreign accounts. Obama’s deal released the funds upon completion of the nuclear agreement. Also, Obama did not give Iran a “free path to nuclear weapons.” He secured a decades-long prohibition of further development of their nuclear capabilities which at the time were within a year of completing a functional weapon. Trump’s knee-jerk blaming of Obama is ironic considering that Trump had falsely accused him of plotting to attack Iran nine times before he was president.

Trump complaining about the nuclear agreement with Iran not being ratified by Congress is laughable considering his proclivity for executive orders and appointments of numerous “acting” cabinet officials (ominously including Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and U.N. Ambassador) who have never been confirmed by the Senate. And Trump’s claim that Iran is now “Bust!” doesn’t jibe with reality. There’s no evidence that their military capabilities have been reduced in any way.


This first tweet contains several notable rhetorical errors. First of all, all drones are unmanned. Secondly, “International Waters” is not a pronoun. Third, it’s “locked and loaded” not “cocked.” Fourth, it’s “sites,” not “sights.”

More importantly, if it’s true that Trump approved a military strike, but only asked for a casualty assessment ten minutes before it began, he is even more disengaged and incompetent as Commander-in-Chief than we thought. However, casualty assessments are routinely given during mission briefings, and reports say this one was no exception. So Trump is likely lying about when he learned of the potential fatalities. Even Chris Wallace of Fox News was curious why Trump didn’t ask that question sooner, prompting him to wonder if Trump “has the stomach to launch this kind of attack.”

Trump often says that he has “rebuilt” the military which he describes disparagingly as having been “depleted.” In doing so, he is insulting every American officer and soldier who served prior to his election. Never mind the fact that his demeaning assertion is wholly unfounded.

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Taken in total, these tweets are nothing more than Trump seeking to excuse his inadequacies, assign blame to others, and exalt himself as a national savior. They do nothing to advance a solution to rising tensions in the Middle East (which he has exacerbated), or to protect America’s interests. Like just about everything else he does, it was focused solely on glorifying himself and canonizing the image that he wants others to have of him. Unfortunately for Trump, that will only work on the glassy-eyed Deplorables that make up his cult following.

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3 thoughts on “UNFIT: Trump Okays Strike on Iran Without a Casualty Assessment, and Other Unpresidential Acts

  1. Where does the blame stop? Truman had a showpiece on his desk that said, “The Buck Stops Here,” and all Democratic Presidents believed in that motto and took and accepted responsibility for the actions of their administrations. Trumpenstein has tried to blame others (espcially Obama) for his own policies and ineptness. Trumpenstein is the blame why we have lost our national credibility and our world leadership.

    • Like I said many times.

      Harry Truman has a sign on his desk that said “The Buck Stops HERE!”
      Donald Trump also has a sign, and his sign says, “The Buck Stops WAAAAAAAAAaaaay OVER THERE!!”

      Old Bush jokes never die. Because there will always be another mindless Republican imbecile ready to prove himself even worse….

  2. And, of course, Vlady told him it wasn’t a good idea to invade Iran, and, Tyrannus Moronikus, like the p*ssy he is, immediately called it off. Now, he’s trying to put a good spin on it. And how’s THAT working out for you, Sparky?

    Now, the problem is, he’s got Fucks Spews mad at him for pulling out of his beloved war — and Tyrannus Moronikus doesn’t like HIS Ministry of Truth attacking HIM!

    We have a leader who takes his instructions from an enemy power. And Fucks Spews. Keeping in mind, of course, Tyrannus was one of the nitwits who condemned Obama for supposedly taking HIS orders from Hugo Chavez!!

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