“President Trump asked the American people Monday to trust him in sending more troops to Afghanistan, saying that his gut told him to pullout but that careful examination of military options convinced him decisive victory over Islamist militants was the only option.”I remember him saying he usually goes with his gut and that a pullout was not acceptable but in the speech I heard, he specifically said that he would not be broadcasting numbers. The title says “4,000 troops” and I think that comes from old news, not the speech last night. I also don’t remember his saying, “Trust me.” I was listening to see if he would say “more troops” but if he did it slipped by when I was blowing my nose.
I often wonder if reporters for news sources that I consider at least partially reliable are out having a drink with their friends when the speech is going on and get their talking points from someone’s blog.
I expect distortions from the New York and LA Times. I guess I need to make the same allowance for the Washington Times. Maybe I need to just avoid anything that has the word “Times” in its title.
homo unius libri