One way to reliably signal that our country doesn’t care a whit about human rights or international law is to go out of our way to pardon war criminals. It’s beyond idiotic, and something anyone with a thimble full of brain matter knows you shouldn’t do. Which is why Donald Trump is currently contemplating it.
According to a Saturday New York Times report, Trump is considering pardons for “high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse, according to two United States officials.” And, no, this has nothing to do with Eric and Don Jr.’s latest trip to Nevada. These are war crimes — the very kind that have always given Donnie’s bone spurs a voltaic tingle.
But as with most things Trump has no experience with and hasn’t bothered to study up on or sit still for a lecture about, he has no clue what he’s talking about.
But Rep. Ted Lieu, a decorated Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel and former military prosecutor, certainly does:
Yup. By protecting bad apples, Trump will only succeed in making life more difficult and more dangerous for our active service members. In other words, he’s making the world a worse place for innocent civilians and our own soldiers in order to make a ham-handed political point and goose his gormless throng of cultists.
Then again, when has Trump ever thought a policy decision through or sought to do the right thing?
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