I am suffering terribly from (1) My osteoarthritis in my right knee, which hurts like the dickens every time I move my leg, especially going up stairs, and (2) An insect bite on my back. I think it must be a spider bite. It really hurts. I keep putting hydrocortisone cream on it (maybe the word is "creme" — after all, it’s not a dairy product).
Plus, I am suffering from mainstream media (MSM) coverage of Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from helping protect the Kurds. Long ago, when I worked at the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, one of my colleagues was a young, super-smart guy named James Ring Adams (if memory serves, which it often doesn’t now). He was a fount of knowledge and love about and for the Kurds. I have been sympathetic to them ever since. They fought on our side against ISIS and Syria. Why would we desert them now? I cannot imagine how many Kurdish girls will be raped nor how many young men will have their throats slit just because they trusted us.
Why? Mr. Trump, why? Those of us who love you and pray for you wonder what the h*** you were doing or thought you were doing. Now, I know the MSM is telling lie after lie about them, but it still does not look good for us fans of Trump. Why did you have to do this now?
By the way, Fox News is showing video of "a colossal rocket and artillery bombardment of some pitiful Kurdish town in Syria." It is supposedly of the Syrians killing Kurdish children. It turns out that it was actually some exercises of U.S. shooters in Kentucky! None of the MSM outlets will admit their "mistake." Nevertheless, it was more than a mistake to withdraw the U.S. from protecting the Kurds.
As some famous statesman said, "It was more than a mistake. It was a blunder."
Anyway, I still have to vote for Trump, but I will understand if others don’t. This Kurdish thing was a catastrophe. I have a bigger point, however.
To read Ben Stein's full article, please visit The American Spectator.
Ben Stein is a writer, an actor, and a lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read more more reports from Ben Stein — Click Here Now.
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