I can easily understand that someone can hate Donald Trump. But hating Trump more than loving peace is not a morally defensible position.
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) December 21, 2018
I didn’t realize how much contempt I should’ve had for people I thought I admired before Trump started pulling out of Syria.
It doesn’t matter at all why Trump is exiting Syria and ending our forever wars. That he is doing it — or at least attempting it — is what matters. He will be resisted at every turn and might not succeed; however, even if he’s doing it because he wants to buy a whole retinue of furry costumes and yiff with Jared on the White House lawn, he’d still be a better president than Obama as long as he does this and starts no new wars.
I’d pay to see the faces of antiwar leftists in the 1970’s if they were told that 40 years later the Left, including many of their older selves, would be lamenting the resignation of a warmongering general. https://t.co/tJYLX4yLFx
— Philippe Lemoine (@phl43) December 20, 2018
Very sad to see. But most people are not intellectually consistent to any degree at all. As long as their bullshit team wins, they are happy.