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The Republican Party's choice for president this year?

A narcissistic sociopath who admires Putin and Saddam Hussein, lusts after his own daughter, doesn't pay his bills, is afraid to show his tax returns, makes millions off of a fake university scam, retweets white supremacist garbage, and brags about cheating on his wives.

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Birds of a feather flock together.

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Trump praised Bush's intervention initially.

He's got as much credibility as the other Republicans that post here.

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Mission accomplished, Donald. You've destroyed the GOP.

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Trump is correct. All we need to do is bring the terrorist populations down to a more manageable number;

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Sullivan said such comments demonstrate how dangerous he would be as Commander-in-Chief and how unworthy he is of the office he seeks.

Yeah, because he tells the truth.

Ralph Nader told the truth.

Ron Paul told the truth.

Ross Perot told the truth.

Hillary Clinton......Bhwa hahaha. Keep supporting those warmongers Dems, you're looking so good. Listened to C-Span today after the FBI announcement. Many Dems called in saying they were done with the Clintons and done with the democratic party.

Go Trump!

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I'm confused... is this a news article or Democrat talking points?

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What a total idiot that man is. Next he'll be saying Hitler had the right idea.

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Trump is just saying what most Americans feel. If we didn't do that stupid war in the first place, along with supporting Isis fighters against Assad and Hillary clintons assassination of Gadaffi we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Besides its well known fact that sadam Hussein was a CIA asset put into power to have the 10 year war against Iran. The left wing media reports to their viewers like they have the memory of a goldfish.

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UK to US: ... Be careful what you vote for.

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Now he says this however many years later. But does the historical record show Trump singing Saddam's praises when he was leading Iraq, or criticizing the invasion? Of course not, because this is something cooked up by campaign strategists, an attempt to peel a few voters away from Hillary. Too tardy to save the Trumpster?

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Obviously the world,and Iraqis, would be better off with Saddam in power. Libya would be much better off with Qaddafi in power, and very obviously Syria would be better off if Assad remains in power and The cabal of intriguers stop supplying the Islamic opposition bent on toppling him.

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I guess the truth hurts. Bush's war in Iraq (eagerly cheered on by Ms. Hillary) has been a disaster, made even worse by the incompetence of the current administration. Would a stable country run by a dictator have been better? Very possibly. Ditto Libya. Kaddafi (sp) was starting to come around, relinquishing his WMD materials, but Obama needed to get some tough guy points, so Kaddafi was killed. Remember Hillary's trite comment? "We came, we saw, he died". One of her worst failures as SecState.

Now, Syria is in the same situation. A brutal yet secular strongman in under siege, thanks largely to the US. Any plans for who to replace Assad with? You'd think these people would learn from their mistakes...

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Uh-oh.... This is going to be a tough one to defend for the guys who love Trump but also say GWB was right in illegally I adding Iraq to overthrow a dictator!

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He's got as much credibility as the other Republicans that post here.

Oh, please. I hope you're not insinuating that liberals and Dems are the face of ethics, honesty and morality? Can't fault Trump for speaking his mind. Which these days can get you locked up...or not depending who's presiding and evaluating your guilt or innocence.

What a total idiot that man is. Next he'll be saying Hitler had the right idea

But when Hillary advocated and pushed for Mubarek and Gadaffi to be overthrown, that was actually ok?

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It's amusing and sad that Trump called McCain a war coward and now that same coward is supporting Trump like a meek sex slave. What a truly pathetic creature he is, and most definitely a traitor for his cheerful double surrender. It's unfortunate these types enjoy support

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Having gambled on Benghazi and lost, then gambled on emailgate and lost, he has to try and distract attention somehow. The poor thing...

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Let's understand that Saddam was not killing "terrorists", he was simply killing anyone who threatened his regime. Once again, TRUMP FAIL!

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Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? ... But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good.

Know what else he do so good? He killed his own people real good! He killed up to 5,000 Iraqi Kurds with gas munitions in 1988. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halabja_chemical_attack He killed up to 180,000 Iraqi Shiites during their uprising following his loss in the First Gulf War in 1991 and had bodies hung from light poles as a deterrent.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_uprisings_in_Iraq

Let's remember that terrorists are made, not born. No terrorist attack on western soil has ever been perpetrated by Shiites; ISIS is primarily controlled by Saddam's former cohorts and related tribes, all Sunni. Saddam was a nightmare of a man. That does not mean that the war to overthrow him, in its timing and method, was a good idea: It was a horrible idea in conception and execution. That does also not mean that Saddam should be praised. Godwin's Law aside, Saddam was as close to Hitler as near-contemporary rulers got.

Trump is a fool and a tool. His supporters are no better.

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Saddam was a nightmare of a man

Well, my number tops your number, thanks to Bill Clintons sanctions.

"500,000 Iraqi children -- a figure that originated in a Unicef report on infant mortality in sanctions-era Iraq"

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/27/magazine/27SANCTIONS.html?pagewanted=all

So what does that make Bill Clinton, or Hillary, who never lets a chance to bomb and murder slip through her slimy greasy fingers? The Devil incarnate or just a terrorist?

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Remember when USA supported despots when the terrorists back then were communists

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This is the man you want for president. Some posters here have been and continue to spelling it out for you why. Is this the new politics or an idiotic circus?

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Trump has a penchant for praising strongmen, from Kim Jongyun to Saddam (and this is only one of many times he's done so) to his BFF Putin. Really, the GOP couldn't have nominated a candidate more to Putin's liking if he'd chosen one himself (seriously - he wouldn't have chosen Trump just out of fear that he'd be laughed out of the room). From skepticism of NATO and other traditional alliances to a willingness to tear up hard-won trade agreements, Trump is Putin's wet dream.

Slate yesterday had a lengthy article on Trump's long and complex relationship with Putin and its relevance both to Russo-American relationships and Trump's world view. It is an alarming read. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/vladimir_putin_has_a_plan_for_destroying_the_west_and_it_looks_a_lot_like.html

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I guess trump read the memo about how the US propped up and supplied the very chemicals of mass destruction he infamously used on his own people. He's only saying it as it is folks. Truth hurts no?

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-and the Libs still want to take Syria's Assad out and replace it with McCain's "moderate rebels" now termed a "militia".

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"Donald. You've destroyed the GOP."

So kudos are in order.

Trump's slamming of Bush on Iraq is one of the very few things I agree with him on.

Trump is a New Yorker whose friends died in those towers. What's why he's disgusted at Bush and his bumbling yet bumptious White House team.

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I had hoped that I would never again have to look at a photograph of the mass murderer Saddam Hussein, and I can't express how disgusted I am that any American —never mind a putative presidential candidate — had the downright gall to suggest that the Iraqi monster had acceptable anti-terrorist credentials. He was not a freedom fighter; he murdered other Iraqis, including members of his own family. If Trump considers familicide and genocide as acceptable — well, perhaps there is still hope!

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You're correct, Fred. Under Reagan, the US did all it could to help Saddam as he fought his war against Iran because Reagan viewed Saddam as the lessor of two evils. Whoops! Saddam might have gotten the chemicals he needed anyway, but Reagan's cabinet - from the Commerce Department to the CIA - was fully committed to Saddam and greased all of the wheels they could to enable him despite knowing full well that he was using chemical weapons against the Iranians.

Reagan. Again. And conservatives still go nuts about Libya.

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"Can't fault Trump for speaking his mind."

Hold your Benghazis. He could yet backtrack on this one like he's done countless times before after gas escaped from the wrong orifice.

It's just Trump mooning from his clown car after a honk on the horn and a blow on the duck whistle.

Yawn.

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"Trump has previously said the world would be “100 percent better” if dictators like Hussein and Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi were still in power." - article

Donald J. Trump is a buffoon who will never have any more power than the white supremacists grant him.

That's what makes Trump more dangerous than Saddam or Gadhafi.

Trump's only function is the empowerment of racists and bigots who populate his loyalty rallies.

It's clear the sacrifice of thousands of American soldiers and their families mean nothing to Trump's Campaign for Hate.

Trump previously stated he would bomb women and children in his assault on the Middle East. Now Trump praises the dictatorships he wants for himself in the States.

"In early March, more than 70 conservative national experts, including former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, wrote in an open letter that they have disagreed with one another on a variety of issues but are united in their opposition to a Trump presidency." - article

Cleveland will likely regret the RNC's Convention. It isn't too late to cancel the freak show before someone gets injured by Trump's prejudiced band of dullards.

Send Trump a 'Certificate of Endorsement' and let the racists try to mount a Campaign on Donald's dime. That would end Trump's Campaign of Hate in twenty minutes. Americans would have the GOP-tea to thank for something for once.

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"Trump has previously said the world would be “100 percent better” if dictators like Hussein and Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi were still in power."

Madverts: "Trump praised Bush's intervention initially. He's got as much credibility as the other Republicans that post here."

But Madverts, you've said so many times here that Bush and the Republicans have "destroyed Iraq" by ousting Saddam, and that Iraq would be infinitely better off had Saddam continued his rule. And remember, Hillary voted for the "illegal invasion."

Speaking of Hillary, she has been found by the FBI to have engaged in extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information, which is really damning, and if it were Trump or Sanders, it would have ruled out their candidacy.

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Extremely careless - And people want her for president?

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Liberals have been whining for years that Iraq was a more stable country under Saddam. It's gotta be grinding their gears that Mr. Trump agrees with them while Mrs. Bill Clinton -- their new living God -- voted for invading Iraq.

Oh, the irony. . . .

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And people want her for president?

I blame morbid cognitive dissonance. It's fair to assess that the US political system defines madness rather clearly. The repetition of the same thing expecting different result. It's cruel joke how once she's ushered in,the very same supporters will be chastising her for leading the US to new wars. Zeus help us all.

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Agreed - we need Zeus now more than ever.

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Some Republicans just don't get it (though some, to their credit, do - explaining the unprecedented number of GOP endorsements of a Democratic candidate). To be simple, let's say you have a cyst on your forearm; the doctor points out that the cyst is bad and must be removed and proceeds not only to remove your entire forearm but everything up to and including your shoulder. The doctor then sends you home with some aspirin and wishes you luck. I'd guess that, while not missing the cyst, you would be a tad dissatisfied with the procedure.

Libya, a modern creation of three (or four, including the south) historically independent territories, provides a contrast. As bad as things are there, Libya is Disneyland compared to Iraq. This is because Qaddafi was overthrown by the Libyans themselves, with NATO providing incidental air support (at a very minimal cost, let us add). The West didn't break it and thus doesn't own it; the people own it, and progress is being made towards a loose federation acceptable to all sides. The Arab Spring began in North-West Africa and moved east; it is likely the revolution would eventually have engulfed Iraq (the seeds had long been there, as seen by the ill-fated Shiite rebellion that GHW Bush so cruelly ignored).

Of course, history is always 20/20, but conservatives have zero credibility when it comes to the Arab world, whereas Obama's (and Clinton's) approach seems finally to be bearing some fruit. I wouldn't be surprised to see a stable, somewhat-democratic Libya and full rapprochement with a liberalizing Iran during Clinton's first term.

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"They [more than 70 conservative national experts] called Trump “fundamentally dishonest” and said his support for the expanded use of torture against suspected terrorists is inexcusable. They also cited Trump’s “hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric,” his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his advocacy for waging trade wars, which they say would lead to economic disaster in a globally connected world." - article

Donald J. Trump began his Campaign of Hate calling Americans Losers.

The only "losers" are the David Duke Holocaust Deniers who Trump wants as his greatest admirers. (Trump has yet to condemn David Duke, Holocaust Denier.)

It's clear Trump's reckless hatred is recognized by millions of Americans and is as disgusting as are his dirty, dirty promoters of hate for pay.

The truly disturbing fact is Trump simply does not care who is harmed as long as Trump gets what he wants, power.

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“They didn’t read ‘em the rights, they didn’t talk. They were a terrorist, it was over.”

I love how people are so eager to skip over the "identify who is an actual terrorist" step and go directly to meting out (capital) punishment. What's the selection criteria, exactly? Wears headscarf? Speaks Arabic? Has been to a mosque before?

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"He did that so good”

Oh you know, Trump is Trump. I expect stupid mouthings, but now he has gone too far. Not even using adverbs correctly. Disgusting.

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I don't agree with Trump's comment. Saddam was a villain. He gassed the Kurds. Shot about 30 scuds at isreal. He invaded his neighbor Kuwait. He got whipped in 1st war. He was killed by his own people in the 2nd. That's justice.

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Trump is right on Iraq with Sadam who had control over the region and terrorist group under control. The anarchy and corruption with destruction of Iraq and its people after Sadam is many times worse yet nowhere US is finding solution.

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America backed Saddam in the Iran-Iraq War. He thought he had the green light from George H.W. Bush to invade and punish Kuwait for its stealing of Iraqi oil, but, G.W.B. fooled him for the sake of having a war president legacy. Most Americans never even heard of Kuwait at the time. And Americans always salute the war flag when the government raises it. Yeah, Saddam gassed Kurds a long time ago. He did it using chemical weapons given to him by the west, either America or France. And our "ally" Turkey sure likes to kill Kurds to this day. And yeah, its for definite that if Saddam were alive today, the country would be stable. There would be no al-Qaida there and truth be told, ISIS would most likely not even exist. But hey, if you are a brain-washed American or one of our brain-washed allies, these details will seem fuzzy to you, and you will find it hard to believe that maybe Saddam was quite as bad as half the evil bastards our government has propped up over the last hundred years, such as the Shah of Iran. Understanding "why they hate us" is really not that hard if you can just stop going out of your way to attempt to defend the indefensible out of some sense of misbegotten national pride. None of the oil magnates or war profiteers or politicians asked you your opinion about any of this. So why hand on and try to absolve U.S. government horrors? I might be American, but they never called me for my opinion even once. Its on them. Not me. So the truth comes easy.

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“Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? ... But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good,” Trump told a campaign rally Tuesday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. “They didn’t read ‘em the rights, they didn’t talk. They were a terrorist, it was over.”

Hrm. Is Trump really all there?

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Hrm. Is Trump really all there?

No. But a broken clock is right twice a day. I hate Trump. Does not mean he is wrong about everything. We should not elect Trump and we should not elect someone who voted to invade Iraq. The only decent choice is Bernie Sanders.

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I'm confused... is this a news article or Democrat talking points

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

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What strikes me as interesting is that Trump has been saying this since last year. Yet, somehow, the media never noticed until now, when purely by coincidence Hillary Clinton is getting raked over the coals. This isn't news, it is a smokescreen for their favoured candidate.

Yet more evidence that the mass media is in the tank for the Democrats.

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Notice how it is the same ignorant, lying yahoos who loved DIck Cheyney and all his lies, who screeched for war with Iraq back in '02 who now love Trump and his make-believe about how he (and they) was (and were) against the war?

Notice how Trump is giving what they want? A get out of jail free card for their terrible choice when they jumped on the Bush let-invade Iraq bandwagon?

I do.

And that is why I hate them.

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Whatsnext:

" Trump is just saying what most Americans feel. "

Ironically, Trump is also just saying what all the democrat (I am reluctant to say "liberal") posters here have been saying for years. Just scroll through all the posts bashing Bush for removing Saddam, who kept a lid on the terrorists in Iraq.

Now, suddenly, it is a 180 degree turn, because whatever Trump says needs to be bashed.

I´d be kind of curious to hear more from our usual crowd of democrat activists about their newly-discovered hatred for Saddam....bring it on! This frenzy of party brings out the funniest logical disconnects.

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Notice how it is the same ignorant, lying yahoos who loved DIck Cheyney and all his lies

HRC was on the boat too. That's right folks, she's got bloody hands too.

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

Heh-heh. . . u don't say. Especially when special dispensation is given to candidates like HRC. The media, the FBI investigation, the blood money she receives, the EBT voters. . . or is it cause she's a woman??

Can't be too sure these days. Guess we all better learn to "tolerate" her special dispensation -even though she was buddy-buddy w/ Cheyney and the gang.

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lying yahoos who loved DIck Cheyney and all his lies, who screeched for war with Iraq back in '02 who now love Trump

And you would be wrong. I was against the war before it even started. Bush decided to attack Iraq 6 months before 911. How many more things are you wrong about? Hillary was screeching as well. Bernie twice voted to oust Saddam under Clinton as well as supporting the sanctions. So what else are you wrong about? No "make-believe", now you're making stuff up. So what else are you making up?

And what about that bet? Are you chickening out?

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Speaking of Hillary, she has been found by the FBI to have engaged in extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information, which is really damning, and if it were Trump or Sanders, it would have ruled out their candidacy.

That is for sure. If it had been any other candidate the media would have inserted himself into the role of judge, jury, prosecutor, and defense attorney and we would never hear the end of their brazen, felony level lawlessness. But Sanders has an offer to run for president on the Green Party ticket which would be a dream for Trump. There is still a chance Hillary could come in third.

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Trump has our resident Republican warmongers in meltdown. Add this to the Chilcot report where even slippery Blair is sort of admitting what and unmitigated disaster their invasion was something has to give way in the GOP mental asylum soon...

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There is still a chance Hillary could come in third.

Lizz, you are dreaming. There is a chance that the Republican Party will reject Trump's candidacy, too, but that just as unlikely. Hillary will win, Trump will buy another casino to make himself feel better, Bernie's ideas will get more of a listen, and life will go on.

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Trump just said the sky was blue. You won't find me disagreeing, even if I disagree with Trump on most things. If someone thinks I must be a Trump supporter because I agreed the sky was blue, that person is an idiot beyond helping, and no sense saying its not blue to help that idiot understand that I do not support Trump.

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Wow... so when someone says the next thing Trump will say is that Hitler had the right idea the first word out of your mouth, nor at all mind you, is to refute it, but to say, "But...".

Look, anyone that makes a Hitler comparison to is just asinine and way over the top. That's like comparing Hillary to Leona Helmsey

Hold your Benghazis. He could yet backtrack on this one like he's done countless times before after gas escaped from the wrong orifice.

I wish Dems would backtrack on a lot of things they say.

Why should he backtrack? The US is a free...at least at one tine it was a country where you had the right to say whatever you

It's just Trump mooning from his clown car after a honk on the horn and a blow on the duck whistle.

If anyone is a clown, it's the man occupying the WH and who in a few more months will take a Swan bow and wave goodbye to the people for the very last time

Cheers!

Notice how it is the same ignorant, lying yahoos who loved DIck Cheyney and all his lies,

Lies?? We won't even start about the Dems and there lies. You guys support a woman that is the queen of lies and took lying to a completely different level.

who screeched for war with Iraq back in '02 who now love Trump and his make-believe about how he (and they) was (and were) against the war?

Hillary supported the war, I don't hear you guys running after her with torches and pitchforks.

Notice how Trump is giving what they want? A get out of jail free card for their terrible choice when they jumped on the Bush let-invade Iraq bandwagon?

So you are saying a crime was committed?

And that is why I hate them.

Hey, when many of us think about Hillary and her new found buddy, we feel the same as well,

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Trump told a campaign rally Tuesday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. “They didn’t read ‘em the rights, they didn’t talk. They were a terrorist, it was over.” - article

Trump rules his law is the elimination of due process on suspicion.

Only a Republican could love that. That's why the GOP sent Americans to Iraq based on Bush's forged documents.

Trump won't need forged documents like old Bush.

Trump favors killing on Trump's command, just like Trump's Hero, Saddam.

That's some candidate for the Office of President the GOP-tea is sponsoring.

Trump is like Bush on steroids.

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"Wow... so when someone says the next thing Trump will say is that Hitler had the right idea the first word out of your mouth, nor at all mind you, is to refute it, but to say, "But...".

Look, anyone that makes a Hitler comparison to is just asinine and way over the top"

Yeah, and you equated Bernie Sanders to Stalin. Asinine and way over the top? People in living in Benghazi houses shouldn't throw ROFLs.

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“Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? ... But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good,” Trump told a campaign rally

Dumbing down Trump? Insert Sarah Palin .

Trump's audience wants everything as stupid as only Trump can make it.

No wonder most of his bigots and racist followers think Trump is still running a TV show.

Clearly Trump thinks the same thing.

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To some degree, I sort of agree with Trump. Saddam was able to keep terrorism in check in Iraq. It was only after the US destroyed the country, and killed Saddam, that Iraq became a terrorist haven. It wasn't like that when Saddam is in power.

Yeah, and you equated Bernie Sanders to Stalin. Asinine and way over the top? People in living in Benghazi houses shouldn't throw ROFLs.

It's still too early for me to be able to laugh, but I'm going to re-visit this after a couple of coffees so I can make sure to have a spit-take all over my screen after reading it when I'm properly awake!

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Yeah, and you equated Bernie Sanders to Stalin. Asinine and way over the top? People in living in Benghazi houses shouldn't throw ROFLs.

Liberal humor? Anyway, Sanders praises Karl Marx as did Stalin, and both believed in income redistributionnot over the top and actually right on the mark, the only difference is, Sanders is a gentle man and wouldn't use the military or the police forcefully institute martial law....or would he?

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As a long time reader to JT, I seem to remember many years ago when the US was heavily involved in Iraq, that many who opposed the war and 'W" pretty much said the same thing. The USA had no right to topple him, he kept the lid on things, etc. Some, those who were for "W" and his policies even pointed out to how his heavy handed tactics made Gadhafi change his mind and get rid of his weapons program. And how bad it was that he was allowed to be killed and look at Libya now.

Yet Trump states the obvious, and both sides seem to forget they made the same arguments in the past.

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Trump believes a dictator is his hero. Nuff said.

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"That's quite a crowd of regular goons you have here, JT." - comments

Actually the article is about Trump's goons and how much Trump wants to emulate dictators.

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They just said that the LDP even with Komeito won't get the majority. I also see Komeito splitting from them soon.

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Trump told a campaign rally Tuesday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. “They didn’t read ‘em the rights, they didn’t talk. They were a terrorist, it was over.”

Most readers understand Donald J. Trump is demanding the suspension of the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

At every venue or 'Loyalty Rally' Trump demands his bigots pledge allegiance to Donald J. Trump demanding that"bad things" will happen if his racists don't take the pledge.

No wonder Trump is praising Hussein and Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. They are Donald J. Trump's role models.

The sad part? Trump's racists want the same thing Trump wants, prejudice and hate as the American standard of belief and behavior.

The article shows Trump is rejected by all real Americans, even those who might have supported the disaster the GOP led America into under George W. Bush.

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@Laguna.As bad as things are there, Libya is Disneyland compared to Iraq. This is because Qaddafi was overthrown by the Libyans themselves, with NATO providing incidental air support (at a very minimal cost, let us add). The West didn't break it and thus doesn't own it.

Hillary Clinton: "We came, we saw, he died (giggles)."

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Trump believes a dictator is his hero. Nuff said.

At least Trump can be honest about someone he respects from a perspective of terrorism in regards to dealing with radical Islam or terrorism as a whole.

Most readers understand Donald J. Trump is demanding the suspension of the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Obama usurped the law and tried to walk over the constitution overstepping his presidential authority as in the case of trying to legalize over 2 million illegal aliens.

At every venue or 'Loyalty Rally' Trump demands his bigots pledge allegiance to Donald J. Trump demanding that"bad things" will happen if his racists don't take the pledge.

But if the Democrats in particular Obama and Hillary use deception and lies, you are content with that?

No wonder Trump is praising Hussein and Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. They are Donald J. Trump's role models.

Either way, they could clamp down radicalism. By the way, what do you think about Hillary's role in disposing Gadaffi?

The sad part? Trump's racists want the same thing Trump wants, prejudice and hate as the American standard of belief and behavior.

And Obama and Hillary use bully tactics, intimidation as well as racial division and hate to push their progressive agenda by any means necessary, is that an acceptable thing for you?

The article shows Trump is rejected by all real Americans, even those who might have supported the disaster the GOP led America into under George W. Bush.

If Trump WERE rejected by all Americans Hillary and Trump wouldn't be running so close in the polls. A lot of people are tired of the lies and tired of Obama refusing to acknowledge his own mistakes, particularly when it comes to his war and his creation of ISIS or should I say, allowed the terror group to flourish while spinning a lie that they are on the run and they are being beaten. Lying is a very natural acceptable thing for this admin.

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"At least Trump can be honest about someone he respects" - comments

Quite, that's what the article shows. Nice to read someone is praising Trump for praising dictators.

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Why can't Abe say things like this? I'll bet that if Abe said really American things like Trump even the Abe-bashers in this venue would start to think that Abe was seriously cool, a real world class leader of the type that Japan needs. Trump is everything that Abe is not beginning with being a filthy rich white guy. Japan would be a much better place if it had leaders like Donald Trump, right?

Don't be ridiculous. Trump is one of a very tiny group of world politicians to whom Abe compares favourably. Actually it's just Trump, probably.

A height contest between acorns.

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"Liberal humor? Anyway, Sanders praises Karl Marx as did Stalin, and both believed in income redistributionnot over the top and actually right on the mark, the only difference is, Sanders is a gentle man and wouldn't use the military or the police forcefully institute martial law....or would he?"

Yes, as I thought. Totally asinine and over the top. Not far off the level of that crackpot gibbering on about grain in the pyramids ( Honk! ) , a biblically inspired tax ( Quack! ) and Obama declaring martial law ( I hear voices ). Oh, yes - you supported him. The martial law thing....

Don't bother attempting to shoot down comparisons of Trump with Hitler. You're really not standing in the right place to do it.

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Nice to read someone is praising Trump for praising dictators.

No, Just respect his honesty. If Obama and Hillary would say they respect Socialism and Income redistribution, I would have a lot more respect for liberals.

Oh, yes - you supported him. The martial law thing....

He probably would.

Don't bother attempting to shoot down comparisons of Trump with Hitler.

Actually, I don't need to. Hitler oversaw the death and annihilation of 6 million Jews, comparing him to Trump is beyond laughable or can you make a side by side comparison that the two have something in common?

You're really not standing in the right place to do it.

To call out the hypocrisy the left continually use, but are happy to point out the rights? I think I do.

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Getting back to the original point, it is true that Saddam's brutal military dictatorship did suppress dissent of all kinds. But to extend this by saying he 'killed terrorists' is, well, completely and obviously untrue. Amazing that people even bother to engage Trump in any kind of discussion of his deluded fantasies!

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"I don't need to. Hitler oversaw the death and annihilation of 6 million Jews, comparing him to Trump is beyond laughable" - comments

Because of math?

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"Actually, I don't need to. Hitler oversaw the death and annihilation of 6 million Jews, comparing him to Trump is beyond laughable or can you make a side by side comparison that the two have something in common?"

Yes, and Stalin oversaw the death of more in his foul purges. Comparing him to Sanders is beyond laughable. I've never compared Trump to Hitler. It's a ridiculous comparison at the same level as yours regarding Sanders and Hitler.

Just call out stupidity from both sides.

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I think our government has too many checks and balances for Trump to do too much physical damage. I know he likes torture and so do his supporters, but there's zero chance that would be instituted as a matter of policy, so stuff like that doesn't worry me. And if he tries to do something dumb with the military I'm guessing there will be people stepping in to stop it. So I think on some fronts we'll be able to stop the self-destruction the Trump losers want to spread around.

What worries me is what he says, things that could freak out markets or cause other countries to change course. He's re-tweeted items from white supremacists multiple times now which is a way to bring them into the fold. And obviously his comments about Hispanics having no right to judge white people won't bode well for his Supreme Court pick. He's taking racism mainstream and that worries me.

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Well, I can't really say what would have happened if we had been better buddies with Saddam, (http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/) or even just better tolerated Saddam, but we can certainly look at his record and conclude that he is not the type of person one should use as a model... for anything, even killing terrorists, unless you think all Kurds are terrorists. He certainly killed lots of Kurds, and lots of other people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Saddam_Hussein%27s_Iraq#Documented_human_rights_violations_1979.E2.80.932003

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"I think our government has too many checks and balances for Trump to do too much physical damage" - comments

Please contrast this observation with George W. Bush's torture and black sites.

How has the American Government changed?

The same Government structure that allowed 'Blackwater' from Erik Prince, (now fled the States to sell his secrets to the Arab world because, as Prince stated, "America is not where I will raise my children").

How would Trump's world be somehow resistant to Trump's already publicized demands for absolute secrecy in every aspect of Government and his assumed White House staff?

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Just citing well documented historical facts.

Anything g wrong with that?

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Because of math?

Trust me, liberals and Dems are bad at it.

Just call out stupidity from both sides.

Let's just say, Trump is for stamping and rooting out radical Jihadism and Hillary wants to take your money, both stupid and both extreme, maybe that sounds better?

What worries me is what he says, things that could freak out markets or cause other countries to change course.

Obama has done it many times. especially in the form leading us as if the economy is doing great and the GDP and the uncertainty in the market as well as long term high wage paying jobs tell a completely different story.

He's re-tweeted items from white supremacists multiple times now which is a way to bring them into the fold.

Can your prove that those are his intentions?

And obviously his comments about Hispanics having no right to judge white people won't bode well for his Supreme Court pick. He's taking racism mainstream and that worries me.

But when Hispanics judge White people it's ok? Everyone has the right to judge anyone, why is it that the left always have to make every issue about color and race.

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"Actually, I don't need to. Hitler oversaw the death and annihilation of 6 million Jews, comparing him to Trump is beyond laughable or can you make a side by side comparison that the two have something in common?"

You can't compare now-Trump to end-result-Hitler. It's a ridiculous comparison, because we don't know what Trump's end-result could be. But at one point, Hitler was an upcoming politician, so if there is a comparison to be made, it would have to be made with the Hitler at approximately the same time in his political career that Trump is at now.

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Trump makes another gaff and that piece of non-news is here, but not a peep about Hillary getting a "Get Out of Jail Free" card? Hmmm.

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"Trust me, liberals and Dems are bad at it"

Whenever someone says "trust me..." and all that. Lol.

Judging by the amount of likes you get, not a lot of people do.... and rightly so, Trump is a disgusting vile person. End of.

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Whenever someone says "trust me..." and all that. Lol.

Obama and Hillary also said trust us and we're the most transparent administration. ROFL

Judging by the amount of likes you get, not a lot of people do.... and rightly so, Trump is a disgusting vile person. End of.

Thumbs down? To me it's like a badge of honor. The left think Trump is disgusting and the right think Hillary and Obama are beyond disgusting. Depends on which side of the fence you are.

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Oh my.... now the partisan hacks on this board have resorted to Hitler name-calling.

Well, if you must do so, please take note where the real nazi sympathizers are. The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheik Yussuf Al Qaradafi, is calling on muslims to complete the good work of Hitler and finalize the holocaust.

And it is the Muslim Brotherhood agenda that the Obama administration has continuously supported all over the Middle East, and in fact the world.

Reality upside down very much?

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Keep helping the Dems Trump!

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Trump 2016! And his hot daughter should be the vice!
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Smithj:

" Uh-oh.... This is going to be a tough one to defend for the guys who love Trump but also say GWB was right in illegally I adding Iraq to overthrow a dictator! "

This works both ways:

This is going to be a tough one to defend for the guys who hate Trump but also say GWB was wrong in illegally invading Iraq to overthrow the dictator who kept a lid on the jihadis.

Shoe...other foot....

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WilliB, I was going to make the same exact post, but you beat me to it!

As usual, Trump is misquoted to make it sound like he thinks Saddam was a great guy. "He killed terrorists... so good." Unless you think killing terrorists is bad idea, there's nothing to disagree with here. He didn't suggest he was a nice guy.

It would be nice is some people here had actual consistent ethical positions, rather than simply "anti-whatever that evil Republican guy says, even if he says exactly what I have in the past."

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Trump is doing a fantastic job of destroying the Republican party that even Hillary could win as President. Hilarious!

All their candidates were of weak constitution and overall any of the other candidates would be zero charisma with hateful Republican policies. Thus the party was doomed anyway

What's more incredible though are that there are still Republican supporters at all. Lost lambs whose cognitive dissonance in order to keep up with their internal Animal Farm must be just making them ignore everything around them at this point or frothing at the mouth.

No, USA is due for a shakeup. It can ignore reality of poor decision making in both their leaders and their supporters for only so long.

Liberalism will need to replace its corporate entitlement that has hollowed it out, with its apologists cheering its demise on. A nation will have to be born again without those that would never support it

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