Here is Trump:
Trump didn’t just praise Hussein for keeping terrorists at bay, but seemed to tacitly accept the dictator’s use of chemical weapons. During a December rally in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Trump took a cavalier attitude toward Iraq’s use of chemical weapons under Saddam.
“Saddam Hussein throws a little gas, everyone goes crazy, ‘oh he’s using gas!'” Trump said.
But then he was shown pictures of beautiful babies who had been cruelly murdered.
PS. Think of Trump as God. People often ask, “How could an all-powerful God have allowed X to happen.” Last year Trump was just a private citizen. Syria was just a small country far away about which Trump knew little. Now Trump is omniscient and all-powerful. He has the intelligence services to show him awful pictures from all over the world. He has weapons to crush tyrants who cruelly murder little babies. Will he just stand by (as our universe’s actual God just stands by) and allow all this carnage? What would you do if you were God? How about if you were President? Are the two answers different? If so, why?
(FWIW, I don’t know the correct answer to any of those questions.)
HT: Matt Yglesias