Friday, November 18, 2016

Huckabee to be US Ambassador to Israel - Trump Era

Lets Get Real:

The left wing already up in arms over Sessions will not be happy, it seems that freeze of the Obama Years when it comes to Israel will come to an end on January 20th 2017.   This blog is a FIRM supporter Israel and supported it during the cold Obama years, the two State solution for a Palestinian State is DEAD in the water, Israel and the US have tried to get deals with the Palestinian West Bank, in the case of the Bill Clinton Administration is a case in point, but they have been let down, the other side wants a REAL State, this would be a threat to Israel, there is no way that Israel could allow a Palestinian State to have it own armed forces and control of it borders and skies, this would allow the enemies of Israel to use such a State as a springboard to attack Israel.    At least the Trump Administration is a ally of Israel, that can not be said of the Obama Administration.

The CIA and Guantanamo - Trump Era

Lets Get Real:

The Obama Administration has been weak on Daesh, the removal of US troops from in Iraq in 2011 allowed for the birth of Daesh and their growth in IRAQ and SYRIA.  The drones strikes have been effective, but sometimes it would be better to capture terrorists and throw them in to Guantanamo Bay, while there the CIA can use ANY method to get information, yes even torture, terrorists do NOT HAVE RIGHTS.   Thus if Trump is tougher on Daesh and other terrorist groups this would be a bonus in the War on Terror.   At least Trump will call Islamic terrorists what they are, in eight years Obama has failed to do that, the War on Terror never ends, and the West has to win.

The Democrats on Sessions - Trump Era

Lets Get Real:

The Democrats should be tough on their colleague, but also keep in mind that Trump has actually said worse things, the Democrats should press Sessions on his view of civil rights and his views on amnesty.   As the Democrats are in the minority they will need to turn a few Republicans to block the nomination.   Thus in pure political terms, it would be better to wait before throwing stones, that could be for the Supreme Court nomination.

Sessions for Attorney General - Trump Era

BBC News: Reports that President - Elect Trump has nominated Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, the article notes the following, " But allegations of racism that have dogged Mr Sessions' career could make for an uncomfortable Senate confirmation hearing. "

Lets Get Real:

The Democrats should make a stand on the of immigration, they should seek to get a promise from Senator Sessions if he becomes Attorney General he will listen to both sides of the argument, and have 2nd thought about a WALL between the US and Mexico.   On the race allegations the Democrats have to be careful, Trump has said worse and has been elected President, they still have to talk to the Trump White House and get their pet ideas through, thus diplomacy on race but firm on amnesty or as close as you can after the election.