Wishing this were mine. It belongs to David French who writes in National Review:
When you combine fever-swamp leftism with his protectionism and border policies, Trump looks less like a new sensation in American politics and more like a famous and talented gene splice of an old-school Teamster and a millennial Salon.com editor. He’s an old-fashioned union Democrat and a new-fangled conspiracy theorist. He’s got a chronic case of Bush Derangement Syndrome. I used to think his public persona was that of a WWE wrestler. Now I think he’s Pajama Boy with ’roid rage, tweeting until his thumbs fall off.
In South Carolina today, Donald Trump attempted to blame CBS moderator John Dickinson for his exchanges with Bush, but it was Trump who went off. French provides the transcript:
Trump: They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.
A New York Times story last year from C.J. Chivers refuted the long told myth that no WMD were found in Iraq.
From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.
In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Meanwhile, today in South Carolina, Trump is going back to his subtle blackmail technique by threatening to run as an independent and to file a lawsuit against Ted Cruz’ eligibility to run for the presidency.