Thursday, April 6, 2017

Attack on Syria - War as domestic politics by other means

Thought experiment:

- Trump is using cruise missile attack to re-seize the political initiative in Washington

- the media will praise Trump as "presidential" at long last

- Trump is also using the cruise missile attack to divide Democrats

- HRC and establishment Democrats in supporting the cruise missile strikes will re-seize the political initiative within the Democratic Party and marginalize Sanders' supporters as insufficiently patriotic and hawkish.