Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached US ships, they would be "shot out of the water."
"And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people -- that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water," he said at a rally here.
Taking such action would have tremendous ramifications and would likely be considered an act of war. The comments, even given Trump's penchant for tough language, are unusual for a presidential candidate.
Yeah, well it would be unusual for a presidential candidate if that candidate were actually trying to win the election.
The incident that Trump is referring to happened two weeks ago, and actually similar incidents have been happening for years.
And let's not forget that one of our Navy boats was captured after it went off course into Iranian waters.
These kinds of interactions are troubling, but in no way do they justify anybody being "shot out of the water."
Donald Trump's constant need to overcompensate for his obvious shortcomings becomes increasingly dangerous when the tools at his disposal include the United States Military. (Remember George W. Bush just wanted his mom to love him and to prove he was a batter man than his father. How many American and Iraqi deaths did that cause?)
I never thought the Republicans could put up a worse candidate for President than George W. Bush, but boy was I wrong!