Why so Syrious?

That's a weird way to wag the dog, Mr. Trump

Been on vacation for a bit, which means that I haven’t been writing about all things national security for a couple of weeks, but I sure as hell have been following the news.

Because I kind of want to be there when it all implodes and we get to see the Republic go down in flames for good. What can I say? There’s just something about a dumpster fire.

Right now we’re all warming our hands over Syria. That might change by the time this posts, because it’s that kind of a news cycle anymore. Peak 2019 means we can’t even keep track of the lunacy at this point.

Remember Wag the Dog?

That movie dropped at a seminal point in my own awareness that the world was run by corrupt idiots, and seeing the bartender from Cheers play a rapey convict rehabbed as a war hero for the perception machine was something that struck a chord with me.

I want to believe that what Trump’s doing at this point is wagging the dog.

That his withdrawal of US troops from Syria, abandoning the Kurds yet again, is just his way of distracting us from the impeachment.

Yeah, not sure that’s how you do that, Mr. President.

Because it failed spectacularly.

Anyway, time to ship this.

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And as always, thanks for reading.


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