Truth, lies, beliefs

Why truth matters. People in charge of the guns and bombs and soldiers aren’t supposed to get inventive with the intel.

Esper said well no he didn’t actually see any evidence but…but…but…well he had a hunch.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he “didn’t see” specific evidence that top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was planning attacks on four U.S. embassies, but said he believed such attacks would have occurred.

Well that’s good enough for us!

“The president didn’t cite a specific piece of evidence. What he said was he believed,” Esper said Sunday on “Face the Nation.” “I didn’t see one, with regard to four embassies. What I’m saying is that I shared the president’s view that probably — my expectation was they were going to go after our embassies. The embassies are the most prominent display of American presence in a country.”

Plus you can find their addresses by Googling, so it all adds up.

The president and his top officials have said the strike that killed Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was justified because there was an “imminent” threat to American service members and diplomats. Members of Congress, however, have raised questions as to the nature of the threat following briefings on the strike that the administration conducted with all members of the House and Senate.

This is what Trump does – he commits some criminally reckless or destructive act and then when people notice he makes up “reasons” for it retroactively.

Mr. Trump told Fox News in an interview Friday that “it would’ve been four embassies” that were attacked, seemingly revealing more information about the nature of the threat.

Esper said he agreed that the embassies probably would have been targeted by Soleimani.

But that’s not agreeing, it’s changing. Trump stated a fact (which was a lie) and Esper changed it to a speculation. Esper lied to protect Trump’s lie. Whole lotta lying going on.

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