Why ask generals for ISIS plan when Trump already has a “foolproof” one? Where is it?

Donald Trump has announced that, in order to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS, he’s going to put the generals in a room for 30 days and order them to come up with a plan.

A CNN analyst, who is a former general, said Trump’s plan was “sophomoric.”

But there’s another problem with Trump’s plan. Trump told us he knew more than the generals about ISIS — so why ask the generals for a plan, they ought to be ask ing him.

And what’s more, Trump said over a year ago that he already had a plan to defeat ISIS. So why is he going to ask the generals to come up with another one, when they know less than him, and he already has a “foolproof” plan (his words)?

Yahoo has the text:

“If I run, and if I win, I don’t want the enemy to know what I’m doing,” Trump said of the Islamic extremist terrorist group that has been steadily causing trouble in the Middle East. “Unfortunately, I’ll probably have to tell at some point, but there is a method of defeating them quickly and effectively and having total victory.”

“All I can tell you it is a foolproof way of winning, and I’m not talking about what some people would say, but it is a foolproof way of winning the war with ISIS,” he said. “And it will be absolutely, 100 percent –they’ll at minimum come to the table but actually they’ll be defeated very quickly.”

And here’s the audio:

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18 Responses to “Why ask generals for ISIS plan when Trump already has a “foolproof” one? Where is it?”

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  2. Alex says:

    White House Accidentally Slips Out Obama’s Plans to Cancel November Elections

    It appears like ISIS’ subsequent move could make Obama president for daily life.

    global-news-now.com/documentary/independent/index.html

    Presidential candidate Ben Carson has proof that anarchy may be used to cancel the
    2016 election.

    According to Ex CIA director Michael Morell “there are 1000’s of ISIS sympathizers
    in the United States” previously creating a “global caliphate”.

    Obama could be correct that ISIS can’t topple the U.S. government… but he might use the
    chaos, panic and fear from the terrorist threats to extend his presidency and postpone
    the 2016 elections.

    global-news-now.com/documentary/independent/index.html

    This new documentary uncovers how ISIS is gathering new forces for the ultimate battle
    with the Western World. The most surprising component is… it truly ties in with the 2016
    U.S. election and the catastrophic outcomes it may have.

    P.S. Far more than 147.539 Americans have watched this video before it was taken down the 1st time.

    Now they managed to get it on the internet once more

  3. JaneE says:

    It sounds like his “plan” is typical Trump extortion. “Surrender or I will nuke every area you control.” Maybe someone should explain martyrdom to him.

  4. Badgerite says:

    His ‘secret plan’ was in the 1968 election. “Most likely” lying? Seriously?
    The Trump Monster lies when asked what he wants for breakfast.

  5. Badgerite says:

    There is no parity here. Trump want to use nuclear weapons. Hilary would likely follow Obama’s lead, which you of course would classify as war mongering as well.

  6. JoyZeeBoy says:

    [yawn] ANOTHER “secret plan?” Thank you, Richard Nixon. I hadn’t noticed the clock being set back to 1972, when Milhouse touted a secret plan to end the Viet Nam war in order to win re-election. He lied then and Trump is most likely lying now.

  7. Phil in FLL says:

    Oh, I know my concerns sound overly dramatic, but those pesky radioactive clouds from the Middle East have a tendency to gravitate toward Trump surrogates in the Deep South (and who knows, maybe even Las Vegas)… that is, assuming the Trump surrogates aren’t over the age of 100 and not really worried about the long-term effects of detonating nuclear bombs.

  8. Phil in FLL says:

    At this point, I’m exasperated enough to mention the tiny, ignorant minds of both Trump’s supporters and the apologists who equate Trump and Hillary.

  9. 增达信购 says:

    偶然来访,受益良多!

  10. Bill_Perdue says:

    The Race To The Bottom is getting steeper by the hour as Democrat H Clinton and Republican Trump contend for the ‘honor’ of being Warmonger in Chief.

  11. Outspoken1 says:

    You say that like it is a bad thing [sarcasm]!

  12. Phil in FLL says:

    Just an excerpt from CNN (link here):

    A retired army general is slamming Donald Trump’s remarks that as President he will ask the US military to come up with a plan within one month to defeat ISIS.

    “I had to ask myself, what the hell does he think we’ve been trying to do for the last 14 years in terms of al Qaeda?” Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling told Anderson Cooper on AC360 on Tuesday.

    The former commanding general decried Trump, calling his orders “simplistic” and insulting to individuals working to defeat ISIS.

    Is Trump planning to nuke the region?

  13. Badgerite says:

    ISIS is being beaten on the ground and it is only a matter of time as to when that is obvious even to a trump. But as Josh Marshall points out, their presence and the effectiveness of their propaganda will continue in cyberspace and attract adherents that will act on its behalf. So either way, ‘Plan A’ ( beautiful plan that is so secret he can’t tell anyone what it is – see nuclear weapons) or ‘Plan B ( ask the generals), neither one offers anything relevant any real threat from ISIS as it is developing.
    Their presence on the ground that is susceptible to military action is already being addressed and addressed effectively and in such a way as to not further the recruitment goals of ISIS and further any staying power they might have in the region. But to combat the cyber threat, other means than conventional military means must be used. Yes, the ‘dreaded’ NSA, special ops, diplomatic initiatives involving the State Department and any other department you can think of, coalition building, etc.
    And these are all skills that the Trump Monster and the Trump Monster campaign, and those are the kind of people he would be bringing with him, are uniquely unqualified, unfit and downright incompetent
    in. It is never good to craft U

  14. Badgerite says:

    LOL.

  15. gratuitous says:

    Good heavens, why are you paying attention to anything Trump says, let alone remembering stuff? His campaign manager has already said that Trump’s candidacy is more about feelings and vibes and other hippy-dippy stuff. His positions never change, Trump just changes the words. It’s your fault you thought he meant he had a secret, fool-proof plan just because he said he had a secret, fool-proof plan. Did you learn a little lesson there? Now quit quoting Trump, or else he’ll put you on the naughty list of media outlets he won’t deign to lie to, and then you’ll be very sorry.

  16. William Bennett says:

    His foolproof plan was to build a wall around ISIS and have them pay for it, but it didn’t focus-group so well. So this is Plan B.

  17. BeccaM says:

    Based on Trump’s previous substanceless boasts, his ‘foolproof plan’ likely involves the massive and overwhelming use of nuclear weapons, to the point where much of the Middle East is rendered uninhabitable and the globe is poisoned with toxic radioactive fallout for generations.

    Because, y’see, in Trumpy’s tiny, ignorant mind, nukes are just super-big bombs that go super-boom.

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