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WaPo Cheers Trump’s Reckless Flip-Flops

By Stephen Lendman

Trump U-turned recklessly on positive things he said while campaigning.

After nearly three months in office, he showed he’s a dirty politician like most others in Washington - part of its bipartisan criminal class, waging war on humanity at home and abroad.

Neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post editors approve, “cautiously celebrating” his flip-flops - consistently for the worst, heading for potential disaster if not curbed.

WaPo failed to explain, instead reversed reality, saying “when a president moves from being so wrong to being so right on such important questions, the sensible response is not to carp but to celebrate, however cautiously.”

Fact: The right thing is criticizing his reckless actions, demanding accountability.

WaPo: Assad is a “butcher” and “dictator.” Putin is a “dictator.” NATO is “a force for peace and freedom.” Trump “is right to welcome its enlargement.” China is a good guy provided it supports America’s agenda.

Fact: Neocon extremism thinks this way, along with supporting endless wars of aggression against one country after another.

Fact: WaPo editors have things upside down as usual. Facts don’t interfere with their opinions.

WaPo: Trump “named sensible people to his most important cabinet positions…”

Fact: He chose a rogue’s gallery of hawkish generals, billionaires and Wall Street figures.

WaPo: If Trump governs according to “mainstream values, that is to be welcomed.”

Fact: So-called US “mainstream values” are responsible for more harm to more people over a longer duration than any other rogue regime in history.

WaPo and other media scoundrels cheerlead US high crimes of war and against humanity in multiple theaters - instead of demanding officials in Washington responsible for endless aggressive wars be held fully accountable.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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