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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:01 AM

SURPRISE: Trump used to accuse Obama of trying to 'start a war' with Iran to get re-elected

President Donald Trump’s Pentagon on Thursday claimed credit for the “hugely consequential” assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.

Soleimani is a “revered” figure in Iran, and the country’s state television cut scheduled broadcasts to show photos of the general with a call for prayers.

With Middle East analysts expecting retaliation — and even war — it’s important to remember Trump’s views on the subject.

In 2012, Trump was convinced that then-President Barack Obama would launch a war with Iran to boost his re-election effort. Political scientists refer to a “rally around the flag” rise in poll numbers for commanders-in-chief at war.

“I always said Barack Obama will attack Iran, in some form, prior to the election,” Trump tweeted in August of 2012.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/heres-why-trump-viewed-a-president-starting-war-with-iran-as-a-guaranteed-path-to-re-election/|]



Polls are starting to look really bad for Obama. Looks like he'll have to start a war or major conflict to win. Don't put it past him!


There is always a tweet....Obama made him do it...*rolls eyes*



Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected--be careful Republicans!


Be careful republicans indeed... support this nonsense at your peril and the peril of world safety
He could not be more wanker predictable if he fucking tried. I always thought the only reasonable explanation of GW winning a second term was cause America was at war and rally round the flag is a real thing. It would be also my guess that this is why Trump tweeted a picture of the flag, without comment after the attack. Rally the base and stir patriotic fever in those who are currently wavering in their support because they have finally recognised he is a fucking monster.

I did not want to start 2020 with hate in my heart...but here we go...

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Reply SURPRISE: Trump used to accuse Obama of trying to 'start a war' with Iran to get re-elected (Original post)
Soph0571 Jan 2020 OP
PJMcK Jan 2020 #1
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DonaldsRump Jan 2020 #3
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Gothmog Jan 2020 #5
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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:04 AM

1. This is not a surprise at all

However, I note your sarcasm.

I can already hear the next Republican talking point: How can you impeach a president in a time of war? Americans must support our Commander-in-Chief!

Damn, I hate Republicans.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:32 AM

2. Remember, with tRump* it's either confession or projection.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:35 AM

3. This needs to be a top story

By the media and the D's.

Unbelievable the hypocrisy!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:36 AM

4. It's always projection

with this monster

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:52 PM

5. From Prof. Tribe

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:53 PM

6. +1

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