Atlantis wrote:The standard is "avoidable casualties", not unavoidable casualties. A commander who sends his troops into an avoidable senseless battle in which they are bound to get massacred will get the blame.
Wilson didn't need to enter WWI at all. In fact, he promised voters he would not. So he broke his campaign promise.
Atlantis wrote:There are a million measures Trump could have taken to avoid the catastrophic outbreak in the US.
No. The only thing he could have done differently was shut off all travel. Politically, he was crucified for blocking travel from China, which bought us time. Then, the disease came in to the East Coast from Europe and spread from New York City to pretty much the rest of the country.
Atlantis wrote:Starting at least 2 years ago, Trump did everything to undermine the US's pandemic preparedness. Under Obama, the US was the best prepared country in the world. Everything Trump did had the effect of worsening the US outbreak.
That's rubbish. States like New York did not stock up on ventilators as recommended, and went squealing to the federal government asking for 30k ventilators they didn't need, spawning the federal government to invoke emergency powers to have manufacturers make more ventilators than were needed. Explain how Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and the UK were so unprepared. They all have government-run health care which you people keep telling us is so awesome?
Atlantis wrote:By the time your economy has recovered in 10 years time, if ever, China will have replaced the US as the most important economy in the world.
The US economy is already on the upswing. Both the EU and the US will be moving jobs back home, because there are very obvious strategic problems with pursuing absolute advantage over comparative advantage.
Atlantis wrote:It's mind-blowing that a single person was able to undo all of that and condemn the US to the worst pandemic outbreak worldwide.
This preparedness only exists in your imagination. Your ridiculous use of statistics is of similar dubiousness. Assemble the major powers of the EU and you have about 336M people, and about 1000 more death than the US for about the same population. In other words, the US is doing no better or worse than the EU. Yet, you have this amazing socialist health care system we're all supposed to envy. At least Sweden didn't destroy their freedom or their economy.
Atlantis wrote:You have gone from the very top to the very bottom, all because of Trump.
Oh gee wow! What compelling rhetoric. I think I'll vote for a massive tax increase, tons of illegal immigration, more jobs outsourcing, a green new deal and medicare for all including illegal aliens now.
Atlantis wrote:Excess deaths data show that the real Covid-19 deaths figure is already well above 200k. By the time Trump has done with the country, you'll be at 300k. That's more that US casualties in WWII. And Trump will get the blame for every single one of them.
Yeah, but they're mostly old Democrats who won't be voting in the next election.
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