Seldom have we heard a presdiential candidate speak as clearly as Donald Trump did in a reprt published on MCNBC's newline where Trump said he would "take out Gaddif and go for the oil"
This harks back the Teddy Roosevt who also was not shy about annnexing Panama and taking over the Phillipines as Teddy did as Secreatry of the Navy in1898.. Doanld Trump seems to want to imitate that bluster again.
It's the grabbing to oil part that is questioable. Frist off it's no tour oil. It belongs to Libya. Oh we are just barrowing it, Trump seems to say. Demcracy has a price-and this is ours. We don't do something for nothing anymore.
Trup speaks ina hard ccold tone about America not being respected inthe world "Theyaare laughhing at us aounrd the world",he asserts in his s,oilpeeches. We almost expect him to drag out the Diary of a Wimpy kid next in his narravtive.
It's a designed contrast with the Clinton-Obama talk with your enemies and "smart power" approach. It would not be hard to call it a "blood and thunder" approach to serious issues.
But his also opens Trump up the the "third War" charge. And he plays right into Gaddfi's hands with his statement about "going for the oil". Trmp allows Gaddiffi to play the anti-colonial card once again inA frica-thatf oriegners ore outto steal natural resources and lever them dirt poor. This play well in Nigeria, In Chad, inthe pormer Belagn Congo. This sell well to in Bolivia, Eucualor, and Brazil. And that's a losing hand-we know that from post world war history.
Trump has wantto re-created the world of 1898. He should try the world of 2011.