Trump lacks experience but his detractors lack common sense: Spengler

Last year I arrived early for a lunch address by Gen. Michael Hayden, who ran the National Security Agency and later the Central Intelligence Agency in the George W. Bush administration. Hayden was already there, and glad to chat. The conversation turned to Egypt, and I asked Hayden why the Republican mainstream had embraced the Muslim Brotherhood rather than the military government of President al-Sisi, an American-trained soldier who espoused a reformed Islam that would repudiate terrorism. “We were sorry that [Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed] Morsi was overthrown” in July 2013, Hayden explained. “We wanted to see what would happen when the Muslim Brotherhood had to take responsibility for picking up the garbage.”

“General,” I remonstrated, “when Morsi was overthrown, Egypt had three weeks of wheat supplies on hand. The country was on the brink of starvation!”

  • Petrilia

    Trump may lack experience but Hillary reminds me of all my dogs hind legs.

  • mauser 98
  • Alain

    It really all depends on which experience. Yes, Trump likely lacks experience in lying, stealing, cheating and even treason. The simple fact that he is a successful self-made man beholding to none is the Establishment, Democrat, Republican or other, is all that I need to know.

    • V10_Rob

      A smart businessman recognizes his weaknesses and hires managers who know what they’re doing and give sound advice.

  • Petrilia

    Went back and read the whole article. What a smartie pants. And this is precisely why Trump will reinstate all those military men who just weren’t PC enough for Obama, whose careers were ruined by Hillary and Obama, and why we might see a decent US military again. You know, the strong kind. The winning and proud kind. And with any common sense LAWYERS will be banned from any field of war.

    • V10_Rob

      That’s not a bad point, now that you mention it. There’s all kinds of talented and competent administrators and leaders who have been sidelined, many of which could easily be brought back and provide plenty of depth of experience in areas that Trump lacks.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Spengler doesn’t belong with the policy wonks. He makes too much sense.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I don’t remember any presidential candidate conducting interviews over the phone on morning news shows.
    This guy is tireless.

  • bob e

    Georgie Bush & Barry O’fraud sure had a lot of experience when
    they went in..? ehh ??
    bogus argument as are all the others. this guy is takin’ it to ’em & they
    can’t keep bowels tight ..

  • simus1

    The typical double think double standards the left always apply to themselves and their allies vs their political opponents .