New York Times complains that Donald Trump isn’t managing military operations

“Trump Shifting Authority Over Military Operations Back to Pentagon” (New York Times) is funny.

President Trump is shifting more authority over military operations to the Pentagon, according to White House officials, reversing what his aides and some generals say was a tendency by the Obama White House to micromanage issues better left to military commanders.

… it could raise questions about whether Mr. Trump, who has drawn heavily from current and former generals to fill key jobs in his administration, is exercising sufficient oversight.

But there is a risk if there is inadequate oversight and the president stops paying close attention.

This is the same paper that, less than a year ago, published “Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President.” The guy is incompetent in every conceivable area of human endeavor. He “has no experience in national security”. Yet now the journalists complain that this same person is not personally supervising the 2 million people (plus 800,000+ reservists) in our military? And they’re upset that a completely incompetent person is uninvolved in operations where lives are at risk?

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  1. toucan sam

    March 20, 2017 @ 2:26 pm

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    More Ironic was the placement of two seemingly contradictory story headlines right next to each other on the ny time’s homepage this morning. One basically said it was good that Trump did not oversee the military and the other seemed to indicate it was a bad thing. Wish I took a screenshot of it. Oh well more fake news.

  2. Ivan

    March 20, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

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    I do not find the contradiction terribly surprising. Humans are full of contradictions, for example, they are quite prepared to profess beliefs directly threatening their material well-being.

    Witness the yesterday H1B 60-min fragment where the same folks claim:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-u-s-jobs-vulnerable-to-workers-with-h-1b-visas/

    “Bill Whitaker: So, to anyone who would say, “You’re anti-immigrant.”

    Dawn Collins: No!

    Jay Palmer: That’s a lie.

    Craig Diangelo: That’s a lie. You don’t want to have any animosity toward them, because they’re looking for a better way of life. ”

    And :

    “Leo Perrero: Never in my life did I imagine until this happened at Disney that I could be sitting at my desk and somebody would be flown in from another country —

    Dawn Collins: Right.

    Leo Perrero: Sit at my same desk and chair and take over what I was doing.

    Leo Perrero: It was the most humiliating and demoralizing thing I’ve ever gone through in my life.

    Was the proclaimed absence of animosity towards the folks who took the natives’ jobs an instance of virtue signalling ? A sort of Pavlovian reflex, the result of societal conditioning? Fear of being labeled a racist xenophobe ? Or was it sincere ?

    Would a peasant be morally wrong in feeling resentment towards an occupying army soldier who was kind enough not to kill him but just take the fruits of the peasant’s labor ? Should the peasant “not want to have any animosity toward them[the soldiers], because they’re looking for a better way of life.” ?

  3. Neal

    March 20, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

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    “They lost Ryan” – President Trump

  4. Paul Kramarchyk

    March 20, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

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    Both are true.
    a) Trump is incompetent.. yadda. > True. Not an open question.
    b) Trump delegates responsibility to ensure the buck does not stop at his desk. If things go badly, “Go talk to the generals, I’m only the President.”

    If you don’t see the irony in this you haven’t been paying attention.

  5. Mark

    March 21, 2017 @ 9:43 am

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    The NYT front page is the fast becoming the newspaper equivalent of MSNBC. And the saddest part is they show no regrets!

  6. Jackie

    March 21, 2017 @ 11:21 am

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    The hilarious thing about Trump is that he is living rent free in liberal’s heads. They profess to hate his guts but that’s all they talk about. Trump this, Trump that.

  7. the other Donald

    March 22, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

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    He’s living way better than rent free, but there is an element of danger when millions of people detest him.

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