"Yesterday President Trump caught many napping with one of his executive orders. This was the ying to Obama's yang. Our new Administration might be considering reviving rendition."
The roller coaster week continues. Even members of the GOP in Congress are starting to get dizzy. Nobody who is serving today, has ever seen anything like this. Some in the past have referred to Donald Trump as a megalomaniac. That is open for discussion and debate. However one thing there would probably be total consensus on is - the man is a workaholic. He does not drink. He does not use drugs. He gets his high off of work.
It has been said by some that one of Donald Trump's closest advisers, Steve Bannon, is the true iconoclast within the group. His vision goes beyond shaking things up a bit - he wants to "burn it down" and start fresh. I think that may be stretching things just a bit. But here is what I find interesting. Many people do feel that Washington is broken. That parts of it has become a "swamp". So we hired a guy to fix it. And he in turn hired Bannon. Now for a change, we get someone who is much more of a doer than a talker.
Yesterday, President Trump caught many napping with one of his executive orders. This one really is the ying to Obama's yang. Our new Administration might be considering reviving rendition. Gasp! What about world opinion? What about the UN?
The bottom line is this - and this is only my opinion. Instead of ignoring the War on Terror (like Obama did), instead of never saying the term ISLAMIC TERRORISTS (like Obama would not), Donald Trump is coming back down the same street, going the other way, traveling 100 mph.
President Trump wants this War on Terror over ASAP. He has instructed General Mattis to come up with a plan within 30 days to finish the Islamic State. Now that he has Mike Pompeo in at Langley, he wants the CIA to revisit reopening "black sites" overseas. Why? For the purpose of rendition. That is the practice some call torture. Oh, I almost forgot - Trump wants to keep Gitmo open also.
This was only one order that our new President has signed this week. But this was a huge one. He is putting his marker down. Our very impatient President is highly impatient with our decades old War on Terror. He wants it over. We have bigger fish to fry. And he will pull out all stops to get it done quickly. That includes some of the ugly stuff that had to be done during the Bush Administration.
I told one of my friends the other day that having Donald Trump as President is a blogger's paradise. No shortage of material for sure. The only problem is narrowing down what to address for the day. For a writer, this truly is a target rich environment.