People: Trump’s choice of Eliott Abrams to be his administration’s point man on Venezuela isn’t a “blunder.”
This will not come back around to bite him on the ass.
Where was the mass outrage when Abrams praised US-trained murder squads and the massacre of subsistence farmers and peasants in El Salvador in 1982?
Right, nowhere. Americans don’t give two shits about the global south unless we can demonize them for coming here and “committing crime” and “selling drugs.” Never mind the facts.
Where was the mass outrage when Bush pardoned Abrams for lying to Congress over his role in Iran-Contra?
Where was the mass outrage when, as a key architect of the Iraq war, every. single. lie. Abrams came up with to justify that war was proven false?
Nowhere at all.
Picking a convicted-but-pardoned war criminal was hardly a blunder.
It plays right into Americans’ racism and apathy, and it’ll probably work out just fine for the Trump administration.