Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump Attacked by Retired Admiral Who Chides: Terrorists Must Be Understood, Not Simply Killed
President Donald Trump’s method of dealing with terrorists — to fight them and kill them — has put him in the crosshairs of a former State Department spokesman who went on national television to chide the White House chief and say: You can’t simply kill terrorists. They must be first understood.


Because that was Barack Obama’s approach — the all diplomacy, all the time method — and it brought on the spread of ISIS.

But to John Kirby, reitred Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, it’s that — failed — approach that’s necessary.

“You cannot kill your way out of a terrorism problem,” Kirby said, on CNN. “We can hit these guys as often as we want and as aggressively as we want, but we are never going to kill the problem of terrorism.”

Kirby outright criticized Trump’s team for talking about terrorism in “very aggressive, military terms,” and called for softer language, a softer approach.

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