According to Wilbur Ross during a speech yesterday, the Syrian bombing by the U.S. during the visit of China’s President Xi was “after-dinner-entertainment.” And it didn’t cost the president anything for that entertainment.
That an act of this nature, in the name of our Nation, is considered entertainment is beyond words. Literally, I cannot think of words. None I can write here, anyway. As to cost, perhaps it didn’t cost the president anything, but it sure the hell cost the American people – our hard earned tax dollars paid for that ‘entertainment.’ The cost of a Tomahawk missile, per the Navy budget for fiscal year 2017, is $1.355 million. Given that the strike used 59 missiles, that comes out to roughly $79.9 million for just the missiles alone. That’s some pretty costly entertainment if you ask me.
Trump has recounted the strike, coincidentally timed with Xi’s visit, with great fanfare, in one interview recalling the food he and Xi ate with specificity. “I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner. We’re now having dessert,” Trump told Fox Business. “And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen, and President Xi was enjoying it.”
Chocolate cake and bombs for dessert. At the expense of the American public. For entertainment. Words anyone?