When the Allies declared a Victory in Europe it meant and end to hostilities….and when we declared victory in the Pacific it meant a cessation of hostilities….but that is then and this is now.
Like everything about that poser in the White House words have new definitions…..and one of those words is victory.
Remember a few months back when Trump announced that we had beat and destroyed ISIS and we would bringing our troops home? Remember that?
Only to do what he always does and waffled and set about explaining what he meant……according to Trump’s man in all things Syria, James Jeffrey…….Declaring victory never meant the war was going to end.
Shall we look deeper?
In an interview with Germany’s DW, US Special Envoy on Syria James Jeffrey defended President Trump’s declaration of victory over ISIS earlier this year, and argued that people who thought he was going to end the war or withdraw from Syria simply “misunderstood.“
Jeffrey conceded that there was confusion around the announcement, saying even some within the administration misunderstood. At the same time, he said Trump’s statement was clear and “close to the truth” compared to other statements by victorious political leaders.
Jeffrey also suggested that the inspector general’s statement on the ISIS war was mistaken, but added that they “would not ever deliberately put out false statements, but they often put out inaccurate statements based upon a misrepresentation of one-sided information.”
Trump had been pretty clear about there being a pullout in Syria, and defended it for at least some time from critics before eventually backing down and claiming he was going to stay. Though Jeffrey’s narrative is that continuing the war was the plan all along, it simply doesn’t fit with what officials had been saying at the time.
This earns Jeffrey a free trip into the VOMITORIUM…..because we are scheduled to leave Northern Syria…..so where was the misspeak?
By the time we get rid of the poser we will have to have a whole new dictionary for definitions are changing fast and furious…..words like victory…and coup….and treason…and…well you get my drift.
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