Trump as Toto … the dog, not the band

Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker compares the president to a small pooch, but in a good way.

If you remember The Wizard of Oz you will recall that Toto, Dorothy’s dog, pulled back the curtain, revealing that the wizard was just a little guy working a panel of sound and light gimmicks to fool people into thinking he was more omnipotent than he really was. In the same way, the President’s killing of Qassem Soleimani and the aftermath reveals the four-decades-long treatment of Iranian terrorism and Israel by the foreign-policy establishment — our presidents from Jimmy Carter up to now and Congress — was based on myths. …

… [Caroline Glick] explains why the Trump refusal to join in the delusions has so upset the foreign policy establishment — “an unforgivable transgression” in her words. He’s rejected their “collective wisdom” with reality-based policies which might, unlike theirs, actually work. Their legacy is in the ash heap. “All their protestations, all their fancy resumes and titles as former officials will lose their allure and market value.” …

… This week’s actions by the president also put paid to the foreign policy dimwits who falsely claim that the president lacks any strategy for dealing with the Middle East. (What they mean is he isn’t buying into their lunacy.) Conrad Black explained how wrong they are in advancing this claim. He details the moves so far and notes that, among the new pieces on the board is that we have achieved energy independence — indeed, we are now a net energy exporter, an important first step in permitting us to defend our interests in that area without being firemen constantly on call to intervene there.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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