TDS: Neocon Max Boot Says ISIS Leader Wasn’t a Coward Because ‘He Blew Himself Up’
Neoconservative Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations member and Washington Post columnist, has stood out as one of the most unhinged Never Trumpers opposing the President’s “America First” agenda from the start, but he hit a new low after he defended the courage of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an article earlier this week.
“The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was, in any case, contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured, he blew himself up,” Boot wrote in the original version of his op/ed published by the Post.
Boot was forced to backtrack after he received widespread condemnation over social media, and he had to edit his column and remove the controversial statement.
“An earlier version of this column included a sentence questioning whether Trump was right to call Baghdadi a coward because he blew himself up,” Boot wrote on Monday evening. “The line was removed because it unintentionally conveyed the impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous.”
Boot’s article argued that Trump’s overly harsh rhetoric against Baghdadi somehow nullified his signature foreign policy achievement.
“Most likely Trump made up the vivid details about Baghdadi’s last moments,” Boot speculated.
Trump’s comments about Baghdadi from his Sunday morning news conference announcing the death of the terrorist leader can be seen here:
BREAKING: Pres. Trump details death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi: "The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him." https://t.co/362XDBRqsO pic.twitter.com/bFRxFytfFM
— ABC News (@ABC) October 27, 2019
“Trump’s news conference should have been his shining hour. Instead, it showed yet again why he is utterly unfit to be commander in chief,” Boot concluded.
Boot, who supported the disastrous Iraq war during the George W. Bush administration, was embarrassed during an appearance on FOX News’ Tucker Carlson Live in 2017.
While Boot used to be able to masquerade as a conservative when the globalists were in total control of the Republican Party, he has been forced to show his extreme leftist colors following the election of President Trump.
He now openly pines for the day when white Trump supporters are completely disenfranchised and have no political power, supporting the mass immigration agenda pushed by leftist oligarchs like George Soros:
A few decades from now, when the entire country is majority-miinority, the Trump era will be seen as a sad last gasp of white resistance — a reprehensible episode that will be recounted alongside the McCarthy era, the internment of citizens and noncitizens of Japanese descent during World War II, and the Palmer Raids. No one will remember or care who backed a corporate tax cut. When their grandchildren ask today’s Republicans what they did to oppose Trump’s racism, what will they say? “No comment”?
When it comes to Trump derangement syndrome, Boot may be suffering from the worst case out of all the Never Trumpers.