Trump’s invitation to the Taliban was disgraceful. So was Republican silence about it.


You really do have to ask: “What would Republicans have done if President Barack Obama had invited the Taliban to Camp David days before the 18th anniversary of 9/11?” They would have denounced him, called him a traitor and declared that he had disgraced the war dead and nearly 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11. . .

Nevertheless, when President Trump revealed he did precisely that, we heard no words of condemnation from Republican hawks such as Sens. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) or Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who out of sheer cowardice refuse to denounce the move or to insist the invitation never be extended again. Only fear of the Trump base and blinding political ambition for a future run for higher office can explain the gobsmacking political spinelessness of Trump’s Republican enablers. . . For more of Jennifer Rubin’s Opinion Piece, read here:

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