After Iran shot down our drone from international airspace, none of our allies would have questioned a strike in response. But President Trump’s decision to hold fire spared the lives of around 150 people. Can the left stop its talk about a “madman with his finger on the button” now? What President Trump has done here is humanize the enemy and show them compassion.

Working and rubbing shoulders with members of the Iranian Diaspora through the years, I’ve always met lovely people who are proud of their rich and ancient heritage, even as they are grieved by the damage Shia extremist rulers have done to their culture. I pray that the true “madmen with their finger on the button” in Tehran will never acquire nuclear weapons. Many good people would suffer in that event.

Andy Vogan

Penn Laird

(14) comments

DANT

Trump would never dump on canvas.....silk only! LVW I know you are smart enough to know President Trump would never hurt a journalist although he has from time to time called them out for their misleading and out right lies about him and his family...see CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc. and you call Trump a liar. Ha! President Trump has never been a friend or fan of Putin unlike the Democrats who used Russian influence to try and get Hillary elected in 2016 see....Christopher Steele!

LVW

Dant: Your first sentence made me laugh out loud. Good one.

DeftCurmudgeon

Orange Man Bad !

LVW

Sorry, I was too preoccupied watching Trump insult our allies while joking with Putin -- including joking about "getting rid" of journalists, which in Russia has meant killing them -- to respond to the wingnut praise of that fool. Sure, I'm glad he didn't order a strike on Iran, though, but this current Iranian conflict is one of his own making to start with. Yay.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, allies sometimes need insulting, especially when they continuously take advantage of American kindness and good will. Good for Trump over calling them out. I certainly prefer Trump's joking with Putin in place of Hillary's ridiculous reset button and Obama's stupid statement to Medvedev about having more flexibility to negotiate (aka, bending over and taking one from Putin) after the 2012 election. Finally, regarding Iran, if Team Zero hadn’t messed things up so badly earlier, Trump wouldn’t have to fix them now. What, was Zero trying to out incompetence Carter in dealing with Iran? I was proud to see Trump’s restraint over Iran’s provocative downing of our drone over international waters, but let’s never forget that Iran is a menace to world peace and a rogue state that may need to be taken out soon. I’m glad Trump sees that and will wipe them off the face of the earth if they don’t figure things out. The world needs a good strong American President like Donald J. Trump otherwise many millions of innocent people will die when radical Islam gets its hands on nuclear weapons.

LVW

Trump takes a dump on a piece of canvas and his supporters see a Picasso.

DANT

Trump wouldn't dump on canvas...silk only! LVW you are smart enough to know President Trump would never hurt a journalist and has never been a friend of Putin unlike the Democrats who tried to use Russian influences to get Hillary elected!

bishopsboy

And Hillary takes a dump on the American People and the Constitution and her supporters see Russian collusion.

bishopsboy

billy and DANT, sadly, you are both correct. TDS has reached epidemic proportions in the Democratic Party.

billnonymous

Democrats are just continuing to show they are a pathetic, desperate bunch of crybabies that will take ANYTHING Trump does and make it into a negative. Like I said, if Trump cured their cancer, Democrats would tell Trump he had no right to cure their cancer and to return it to them immediately.

prodigalson

Sadly bill, you are correct.

DANT

President Trump has proven over and over he is a patriot and a good man who loves America and is trying his best to do the right thing on every issue! The Democrats on the other hand have shown they hate America and are doing their best to undermine everything the President does simply because they hate him as a person. The jealousy they harbor against a man they once loved and followed around with their scavenger hands out just shows how easily they would turn their back on you or me for self gain!

prodigalson

Great post Dant! I agree.

prodigalson

Great letter Andy! I agree.

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