By now everyone has heard about Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen American soldier, and his speech at the DNC about/against Trump.
As you would expect, the speech was at times poignant, and a direct attack at the Republican candidate at others. The father lamented some “racist” comments by Trump, and asked the candidate if he has read the Constitution.
The media went crazy about this speech. It was perfectly delivered, the father was honestly grieving, and it implied that Donald Trump had some responsibility about the whole situation in the Muslim commuity. A few days later even Jeb Bush praised the speech. Now, here’s the problem:
Mr. Khan attacked Donald Trump on the basis of his grief for a war started by Jeb Bush’s brother, as a consequence of the first war started by Jeb Bush’s father, and voted by Hillary Clinton (see H.J. Res 114, 2002), which she later funded again. A war in which many Muslims died, and that it caused a collapse of several Muslim countries – often orchestrated by Clinton herself – such as Libya and Egypt where even many more Muslims died.
In other words, Mr. Khan’s son died because of Hillary’s choice.
Has she voted Yea because of the party? Well, in 2002, right before the vote, she also gave an interesting floor speech in favor of invading Iraq, giving the POTUS full powers. Here’s a few quotes from that speech:
This is a very difficult vote. This is probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make — any vote that may lead to war should be hard — but I cast it with conviction.
And perhaps my decision is influenced by my eight years of experience on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue in the White House watching my husband deal with serious challenges to our nation. I want this President, or any future President, to be in the strongest possible position to lead our country in the United Nations or in war. Secondly, I want to insure that Saddam Hussein makes no mistake about our national unity and for our support for the President’s efforts to wage America’s war against terrorists and weapons of mass destruction. And thirdly, I want the men and women in our Armed Forces to know that if they should be called upon to act against Iraq, our country will stand resolutely behind them.
(For the record HRC voted against the Carl Levin’s amendment (SJ Res 45) which would’ve called for a more moderate approach. Daily Kos has a good article about it).
The DNC’s tactics is shameful enough, and the media’s orgasmic reaction is even more despicable – in theory media should keep the political world accountable.
Unfortunately, Trump fell into the trap and reacted with a few tweets and comments aimed at Khan’s family, which shows Trump’s naivete in political communication, proving that he’s a true Washington outsider.
In American politics no matter the circumstances you don’t touch Veterans (or their families), especially if they died in war.
This whole feud distracted voters from the real issues, the electoral rigging and media bias. It also hid HRC from the list of culprits.
What Trump had to do, and still has some time to do before the damage gets out of hand, is a simple statement:
While I certainly regret the loss of such a brave American and I pray for his family, I promise that as President I won’t ask for Congress to vote on taking drastic and wrong actions such as the Iraqi war. I encourage whoever voted in favor of the War to think about all the military families, including Mr. Khan’s, and all those who sacrificed their life.
It is the ONLY way to bring back the attention to where it belongs, that is that HRC is the one that approved sending the soldier to die, and that took actions that caused the death of many more Muslims.