Thu Oct 17, 2019 AT 12:19 PM EDT
It’s truly amazing to see how passionately Democrats are suddenly supporting the idea of American Empire: a worldwide presence of U.S. troops, with a focus on the Middle East. For decades, Democrats said they opposed endless wars, but from the very moment Donald Trump became president, the party’s leaders have become more hawkish than George W. Bush (of all people).
President Trump has noticed this, too. “I am the only person who can fight for the safety of our troops & bring them home from the ridiculous & costly Endless Wars, and be scorned,” he writes on Twitter. “Democrats always liked that position, until I took it. Democrats always liked Walls, until I built them. Do you see what’s happening here?” Read Full Story