Those dang Kurds!

I’m not making this up.

Trump is complaining that no Kurds assisted in the D-Day invasion.

After extensive research it has also been found that:

  • No Kurds helped toss tea into the harbor during the Boston Tea Party
  • No Kurds helped raise the US flag on Iwo Jima
  • There were no Kurds defending Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812
  • No Kurds defended The Alamo
  • No Kurds helped hunt witches in Salem, MA
  • No Kurds flew with Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic
  • No Kurds helped to defend against Eli Manning’s passes in two Super Bowl losses by the Patriots.

So, I suppose it comes as no surprise that Trump has agreed to the mass slaughter of the Kurds in Syria by the Turks.

Treason?

The definition of treason as relates to federal law:

Federal. Definition: In Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, treason is specifically limited to levying war against the US, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. Conviction requires two witnesses or a confession in open court.

The definition of treason according to Trump:

Trump. Definition: Any time someone acts or speaks in a way that is contrary to the will of Donald Trump.

Trump wants legislators acting in accordance with their constitutional responsibilities arrested for treason. This is a perfect example of Trump’s panicked reaction to his obvious guilt.

An important reminder from Theodore Roosevelt

Trump, who cannot stand criticism, and his sycophantic lackeys like to claim that criticizing the president (when that president is Trump) is unpatriotic, even treasonous. This is of course, bullshit.

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. In an editorial, this is what he had to say about criticizing the president:

The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.

— The Kansas City Star, 7 May 1918

This is just one example of why TR is regarded as one of our greatest presidents, and Trump will be seen as one of, if not the, worst.