Retired Admiral William McRaven has once again grabbed liberal press headlines by calling into question Trump’s account of averting an air strike against Iran. But, why? Well, first let’s take a look at who McRaven is. McRaven was Obama’s go to guy in the Pentagon. He often gushed praises of Obama while he was President. McRaven surfaced shortly after Trump took office, when Trump started pulling security clearances of those insiders involved in the “resistance” movement to derail Trump. Those folks were acting out of pure partisanship and they were vehemently opposed to anything Trump.
McRaven said, “I would consider it an honor if Trump revoked my security clearance” and of course this made headlines too.
So, now he (McRaven) calls into question the Iran story, but why? It will do us absolutely no good to know whether or not it happened exactly as Trump said. Besides, presidents are allowed to posture or say things from time to time in order to gain leverage when dealing with rogue nations. They’ve all done it to a certain extent.
For example, was Obama lying or bluffing when he warned Syria of a strong military response if they employed poison gas in the battlefield? Technically he lied, but we know why he said what he did and unfortunately it didn’t work out. Syria had Obama all figured out ahead of his threat, so they called his bluff. However, Iran’s doesn’t know what Trump will do and neither does anyone else, that’s a good thing. Trump was in effect playing poker when he said he cancelled the airstrike to avert Iranian deaths. Now, we don’t need to know if there was or wasn’t an airstrike about to happen! That part is not relevant, unless McRaven is trying to flip Trump’s cards over after he won the hand and that’s a real serious offense in poker.
However, apparently Admiral McDumbell doesn’t play poker nor does the Lamestream media that ran with this partisan story. McRaven does knows a lot about progressives dirty tricks and I strongly suspect this was just pure partisan politics. What a loser.