Thursday, September 8, 2016

US presidential candidates skirmish and ambush

Great headline in today's Guardian:

Clinton skirmishes with history while Trump ambushes the facts

The piece includes the paragraph below:

Speaking before an audience of veterans, Trump unexpectedly attacked the current generation of generals and flag officers. The current senior officer corps has been “reduced to rubble”, Trump said, and were “embarrassing for our country”. While previously Trump had said he knew better than the generals about fighting Islamic State, this time he intimated that he’d get “different generals” – a habit more typical of caudillos than American presidents."

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