Conrad Black Says – Trump Is the Good Guy

It is time to look more seriously at the Donald Trump presidential candidacy. He continues to lead the polls among Republicans; his closest rivals seem now to be Senators Mario Rubio and Ted Cruz, easing ahead of Dr. Ben Carson. There does not seem to have been much effort to see the Trump candidacy in any sort of historic context. For the first time in its history, the United States has had four, and arguably five, consecutive terms of unsuccessful federal government, from administrations and Congresses of both parties. The last Clinton term under-reacted to the original terrorist incidents at the Khobar Towers (1996), the Nairobi and Dar es Salaam embassies (1998) and the USS Cole (in 2000); and stoked up the housing bubble through the Community Reinvestment Act and executive orders to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to invest massively in sub-prime mortgages. George W. Bush responded well to terrorism, and his economic countermeasures were adequate after the 9/11 attacks, but he did nothing to let the air gently out of the housing bubble, his response was contemptibly inept when the economic crisis erupted, and his intervention in Iraq was for unsubstantiated reasons and resulted in a major strategic victory for America’s Iranian enemies, a vast waste of lives and treasure, and an immense humanitarian crisis.

  • Edubeat

    Certainly Conrad is a very good writer,,,,,you judge

    • Solo712

      I have enjoyed his writing. His biography of FDR is an exquisite piece of history. That said, he is an uppity snob himself, so it does not surprise CB misses on the irony of a billionaire spoiled brat taking on the mantle of the man of the people against the establishment.

  • BillyHW

    Ban muslims now.

    • mobuyus

      Retroactively!

      • BillyHW

        Yes we can!

  • Gary

    You would think that the good and peaceful muslims would want the bad apples stopped from coming in since every time there is a Jihad slaughter by a muslim praising allah we hear these same Peaceful muslims label them bad apples.

    The only reason that the good muslims would oppose stopping islamic terrorists from coming in via the refugee and immigration system is that they support the terrorism as Closet Islamists .
    CAIR-Canada tried to get Sharia Law in Ontario back in 2005 plus Sheema Khan from CAIR endorsed handing out leaflets to muslims that coached them to avoid helping the RCMP and CSIS while the CAIR in the USA said them same for the FBI.

    Yet, these same traitors wanted the FBI to take over the Chapel Hill case where 3 muslims were shot, CAIR also asked witnesses in the area to help the FBI .

    Sorry Ms.Khan
    You poisoned the well that we all drink from and don’t be shocked when few people help the RCMP or Police when a Mosque is attacked.

    • So many moderates.

    • V10_Rob

      It’s not bigotry born of ignorance of Islamic culture. It’s intolerance* born of full awareness of Islamic culture.

      The governments of the West have tried to accommodate peaceful moderates, taking great pains to emphasize that it’s not all muslims, only a tiny number of radicals blah blah blah. And most of us have been prepared to play along, and uphold the multiculturalism fantasy while keeping silent about our doubts. And what do we get? Deafening silence at best, collusion with our destroyers at worst.

      * ‘Tolerance/Intolerance’ by definition. When we tolerate something, we typically disagree with it, but are willing to live and let live (say, most other religions). Intolerance means we find it irreconcilable with our way of life.

      • Gary

        Last year we saw the Anti-ISIS rally in Toronto that drew less than 25 people of which a few weren’t muslims and it included the muslims that organized it .
        There was also the Edmonton Anti-ISIS rally with about 150 people that also included many people from other faiths , this rally got spoiled by the Conspiracy Poster alleging that some group is corrupting muslims and financing them .

        But… then there was the pro-Hamas jew-hating rally in Calgary where close to 1000 muslims managed to come out and show their religion of Peace with a riot and assaulting Canadians.

        Justin want over 40,000 more of these types while some are
        fresh cases of PTSD which is Liberal-speak for ” This will be our excuse when one of them goes Jihad and behead someone, or bomb the Subway ” .

        ** the photo below is interesting , I circled the sign trying to absolve islam but take a look at how their banner says ‘ Canadians love Peace ‘ .
        The word Peace in done in islam Green which is the same Green used by Hamas suicide bombers. Islam’s version of Peace is when all of the current 6,000,000,000 non-muslims are converted or dead to make the Earth a Global caliphate.

  • Gary

    My photo for below didn’t seem to get posted. Here it is

  • G

    Trump IS the good guy.
    Whether Conrad Black thinks so…or not, or whether Conrad Black thinks at all; Who gives a shit?

    Just another useless, oxygen wasting member of the Canadian snob class giving an unsolicited opinion.

    • Clausewitz

      And yet he still has the right to freedom of speech, something that he has fought for in the past. Why I bet he’d even fight for your freedom of speech. You, not so much.

      • dagawker

        Renouncing his Canadian citizenship was enough for me.

        • Clausewitz

          Talk to Jean Chretien about that episode.

      • G

        Aaawww my comment upset you. I’ll lose sleep over tha- zzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Trump is indeed a good guy, and he grew up less than five miles from me.