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    With everything he said about Obama causing problems in the middle east, the ramifications of killing and Iranian government official on Iranian soil are staggering.

    How can the western world tell the Russians it is not okay to kill Russian nationals in the UK, Saudis to kill Saudi dissidents in Turkey if the leaders of the western world feel that they have the right to violate the sovereignty of another country to kill one of its citizens in an extra legal assassination.

    Given what Iran is up to around the world, declaring or threatening war would not have been out of the question, but this makes the US look as much of a rogue state as those we regularly denounce.
    Imagine if it had been Iran assassinating Pompeo for his aggressive stance over the Iran nuclear deal and forcing other nations not to do business with Iran.

    Not often I find myself agreeing with Iran but Trump has really crossed a line with this; it threatens the peace of the middle east and the world as a whole.

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    I think they killed him in Iraq but that's basically the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    I think they killed him in Iraq but that's basically the same thing.
    That's worse! And, they killed the leader of an Iraqi militia that is aligned with the government.
    So, Trump complained about all these foreign wars and wanted to bring the troops back home. The Iraqis agree that US troops should leave. And now Trump threatens them with sanctions...

    There really is no American strategy in the Middle East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    I think they killed him in Iraq but that's basically the same thing.
    Correction accepted, I'm not great at paying att... ooh! look at that butterfly!

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    2020 promises to be a big year in American politics.

    It starts, of course, with the trial of the President in the Senate on 2 counts. Both parties, of course, are making a circus of it, but have managed to keep their senators in line. Mitch McConnell has been particularly successful at herding the Republican senators and if that holds then Trump will be acquitted. That would be great for Trump, but not so good for America.

    The consequences of acquittal on the first count (the Ukraine issue) are probably not too serious in the long run, but will embolden future presidents to use the Presidency for personal political gain. Acquittal on the second count would have more serious repercussions. The President is accused of obstructing Congress in its investigations. Congress has a constitutional role in holding the President and Administration to account; that's part of their job. Trump has refused to cooperate and instructed members of his administration not to testify or to hand over documents. If he's acquitted, that would result in a permanent shift in the balance of power between the Presidency and Congress, making the President even more powerful and able to, effectively, ignore Congress. Not good for America.

    However, a number of cases are making their way to the Supreme Court that touch on the extent of the President's immunity and whether Administration officials are obliged to respond to subpoenas from Congress. It is likely the President will lose at least one of these cases and will be obliged to make information available to Congress that may well serve as evidence of wrong doing, which could lead to another impeachment. If the President refuses to comply with a Supreme Court decision, the remedy is...impeachment. It is possible that a second impeachment could take place in 2020. And how would Republican Senators vote then?

    Oh, and, there is an Election in November, too.

    Busy political year in America; let's all hope it's a good year, too.

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    It was somewhat funny and sad at the same time to watch the senators vote 53-47 for everything on the first day.

    So much for enforcing impartial justice!
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    Well, on the other hand it's only 20 votes away from removal from office. That's big in the overview and historical perspective.

    What a fine mess we have. You know you're bad off when you can't even fairly make fun of British Politics any more.

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