Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Trump Will Use the War on Iran to Gain Reelection

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

If Trump succeeds in his quest to gin up a war against Iran, he then will use the war he needlessly started as a campaign issue to win reelection. This is an old tactic. Incumbents invoke the old proverb, "Don't change horses in midstream."

When Abraham Lincoln ran for his second term during the Civil War, he said it was, "no time to swap horses!" During the Iraq War, George W. Bush made the same pitch, and it won him reelection.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Barack Obama also said, "Don't change horses in midstream," claiming that they needed a second term to fix the economy. I suspect that Trump will attempt to employ the same strategy. He will then fight WW III.

Of course, the mere fact that Trump is trying to instigate a completely unnecessary and utterly self-destructive war with Iran is reason enough to vote him out of office. But logic has little to do with politics and the media will cheer on this war with Iran, if Trump and Netanyahu can get it started. Organized Jewry has been pushing for this war for decades in America, and for thousands of years in their religious literature.

I have heard many prominent Jews call for a nuclear attack on Tehran. Let us hope that it was impassioned rhetoric and not insider knowledge of what has been planned.