While yesterday’s interview segment focused on his interest in the President’s birth certificate, this time around O’Reilly quizzed Trump on issues that he would have to realistically face as President, particularly the struggle for stability in the Middle East. Trump apparently found the Bush doctrine of promoting democracy for democracy’s sake in the Middle East preposterous, noting that, in the old days, “when you won victories, you win… to the victor go the spoils.” He noted that leaving Iraq in the recent future would be an unwise move because it would give Iran space to attempt an invasion for control of the oil fields, and America is “not going to have enough heart to go back.” “If Iran is going to take over the oil, we stay and we keep the oil,” he argued simply. The objective, he said, was to “pay ourselves back a trillion and a half dollars more… and don’t be so stupid” that America invested in the Iraq war.
Calling himself a war scholar since “my whole life is a war,” Trump reiterated several times his belief that no war is complete without bringing something home. “A country goes in, they conquer, and they stay. We go in, we conquer, and we leave it to people we don’t even know.” This concern most vividly appeared with the current situation in Libya. Here, Trump argued that the Arab League should be paying America’s military costs– a point with which O’Reilly agreed– and noted his perception of President Obama as a warmonger. “Our weak president that kisses everybody’s ass is in more wars than anybody else,” he noted, sighing, “you’re talking about me like I’m a warmonger.”
I'm still not convinced that Trump is a serious candidate, and he certainly has a lot of baggage. I don't really hear a lot of concrete solutions here. But getting his voice out there to illustrate more doubts about Obama might be better than him running.
Of course, all the libs are going crazy because Trump brought up the "Birther" issue. I don't even want to touch that with a ten foot pole, unless there's actual proof. But didn't he illustrate the reason why people see it as an issue? No one knows much about Obama's early years. You look for a job and they want to know all about you. In that case, Obama reminds me of a friend of a friend in college. The guy was who you'd best describe as a bullshit artist. He'd shift from being an evangelical Christian to a major league drug addict. He walked into a bookstore once, said he had all these qualifications and experience (which he made up), and voila, he was hired as the manager.
I still think this is a publicity game for Trump, but he's stirring the pot. He's going to have to answer a lot more about himself and past statements he's made, besides offering solutions to the difficulties we face.