WaPo: Reagan’s Daughter Writes on Trump and War

War is complicated. Decisions about it can’t be made in 280 characters


In a Washington Post op-ed, Patti Davis, author and daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, writes that her relationship with a high school friend who served in Vietnam taught her that war is very complicated.

It is particularly important to keep this in mind now  “since we have a president who effectively just ended a war via Twitter.” She writes: “The men and women who put on uniforms, pick up weapons and go to battle deserve a commander in chief who understands there is nothing simple or easy about war.

The decision to go to war, and the decision to end a war, should be the result of intense conversations, debates at the highest levels of government and many sleepless nights. Our soldiers’ lives, and the lives of our allies on the battlefield, are worth more than impetuous messages pared down to 280 characters.”

Read her op-ed:  War is complicated. Decisions about it can’t be made in 280 characters

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  1. Sounds like Ms. Davis – never got out of that exceptional ” co-ed boarding school” intellect. She is right about debating and pro and con conversations, especially about War, but that is Not how Washington works. The Deep State does the conversing – between themselves – Only. I can’t believe she didn’t give the ” Marine ” a merci – …… LOL

  2. I wonder if she knows her dad signed off on the US and Israel giving Saddam Hussein chemical weapons components and instructions to co-mingle them with conventional weapons and to attack Iran. Does she know that her dad led a media campaign (in Reagan papers) that made whores of journalists and kept the CW info out of the world news. Does she know her dad helped Israel to MURDER 100,000 Iranians using CW. Note Saddam did as instructed and used the rest on the Kurds when Israel stirred them up. US govt knew he had not started the CW program back up. They wanted to silence him so Reagan’s real moral integrity, and that of Israel, would not be questioned.

  3. We seek to outlaw hand guns but no talk of outlawing the real weapons of mass destruction that exterminates in the millions. Military action is nothing more than the private enforcers of Governments, that kill, all around the world, to keep the riches in the hands of those in the club. “War is a racket”….. Major General Smedley Butler.

  4. I have heard lots of comments re pulling out of Syria, everyone blaming Trump for not respecting their allies etc, etc, but not one word about the Syrian people, they now have a chance of actually living now. Refuges coming back into Syria, must be a good thing.

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