Rakool, this strikes me as sort of typical. You go on with “Trump said,” and said and said and said. It’s rotten, but words are penny ante in this league.
The elder Bush hurt people, and he usually did not say so, at least in public. But I should think that when elder Bush arranged for the American hostages in Iran to be held for a few extra months extra, until after the Reagan-Carter election, he promised Iran a lot more than legal fees. What do you suppose elder Bush promised Carlos the Jackal to carry out bombings of Cuban airlines? He did free him from prosecution. What do you suppose elder Bush arranged as payoff for Ollie North’s associates who were running cocaine through Hull’s ranch in Honduras to pay off mercenaries to bomb schools and churches in Nicaragua? What do you think of the kids he and Bill Clinton starved in Iraq after he got George Schulz to gull Hussein into invading Kuwait–which caused more than a bit of damage as it was. Shulz could have just said, “No, we’d rather you did not do that,” but no, the administration had another agenda in the air.
I don’t much like Trump’s rhetoric, but I find the actions of presidents more interesting and more revealing. Trump probably hadn’t enough of his soul left to sell the Devil to wreak the sort of havoc that the Bushes did.
Both records are similar in that they stink. Trump just has not messed up as much–though, you know, he does have another two to six years to run. With all this “anti-Russia” baloney and his natural savoire faire, he might manage to scoot right on by the old Bush and Clinton and Obama records in a single go.