Patrick J. Buchanan of The American Conservative writes (abridged):
Sunday morning, President Trump announced that the world’s worst terrorist, the head of the ISIS caliphate who had raped an American woman, had received justice.
About to be captured and carried off in a helicopter by U.S. special forces, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up with an explosive vest in a compound in northwest Syria.
No U.S. troops were lost.
That evening, Trump went out to the fifth game of the World Series. As his face was flashed on the big screen, the stadium erupted with people booing and chanting, “Impeach Trump!” and “Lock him up!”
That Trump is not cheered at a D.C. baseball game is not odd.
Spectators are drawn from a town that gave Donald Trump 4 percent of its votes in 2016.
The mutual distrust in this city was on display when Trump told the press that he had not alerted House Speaker Pelosi to the impending U.S. raid, because he was afraid of leaks.
“I don’t want to have people lost.
A leak could have cost the death of all of them.”
The Russians, however, were alerted we were coming, as they control the airspace over the compound, we were targeting
A week ago, this writer noted the astonishing number of foreign capitals that were on fire with protests that go beyond marching and demonstrating — to riot, rebellion and even revolution.
After Berkeley (1964 Berkeley campus riot) came civil disobedience; the burning of ROTC buildings; and urban riots marked by looting, shooting and arson.
Out of that came Richard Nixon’s 49-state landslide, Ronald Reagan, and Republican triumphs in five of six presidential elections starting in 1968.
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.