Lord Conrad, the con, Black has taken to the pages of National Review to defend his soulmate, Donald Trump. Black's point is that Hitler killed a lot more people, so did Stalin and Mao and Franco and all those juntas and murderous strong men from Latin America to Turkey, Pakistan and all sorts of backward nations. America was just fine with those guys, treating them as allies, so why should it raise the bar for its own president?
As for Khashoggi's murder in Istanbul, Black says "pshaw."
Khashoggi had recently become an American resident of convenience, but that did not make his fate at the hands of the government of his country any particular business of the United States. Life is cheap in the Middle East...Life is cheap. Not for Conrad and Barbara but, hey, they're not untermensch from the Middle East. Then Black defended Trump on climate change:
The hardiest perennial of all was the lambasting by the anti-Trump media of the president’s dismissal of the latest National Climate Assessment, predicting the virtual incineration of the Earth in the balance of this century if we don’t abolish the use of fossil fuels. The same or similar people said almost the same thing in my own memory about over-population, insecticide use, nuclear after-effects, famine, pollution, a new ice age, global warming and climate change (i.e., weather). Helene Cooper of the New York Times advocated becoming “hysterical” as a logical response. Paul Krugman of the same newspaper accused Trump of “depravity” for not listening to Dr. Mann, author of the infamous fictitious “hockey stick” of skyrocketing world temperatures.But this pompous Brit (he's not Canadian - by his own choice) saved his real bile for Trump's nemesis, Robert Mueller.
And the Mueller special-counsel rumbles toward its third year. So desperate have Mueller’s efforts and those of his rabidly Democratic staff members become that in trying to extort and suborn inculpatory perjury about the president, they are facing a revolt from the victims, led by Paul Manafort from his solitary confinement cell, but emulated now by Jerome Corsi. Rather than cooperate (i.e., lie) after being catechized by Mueller, to avoid facing the extremes of the American kangaroo courts, they are refusing Mueller, and effectively betting on the failure of Mueller to make good on his mission to take down or seriously discommode the president. Mueller is escalating the terror campaign against Manafort by inciting state prosecutions, insusceptible to the president’s power of pardon. The Democrats have been shouting from the housetops about protecting Mueller, but Trump has no interest in shutting him down. Mueller has nothing, and his terrors don’t impress its victims. What is inexplicable is the president’s delay in naming an attorney general. He must have been considering this question since it became clear that Jeff Sessions was a prosecutorial eunuch 18 months ago. The only reason that comes to mind for his waiting is because he wants to see if the Democrats are going to be stupid enough to try to impeach him, which would not only fail and backfire, it would be a gold-edged invitation to send the Clinton campaign and Obama Justice Department in droves to the grand jury, and on from there on the conveyer-belt of American criminal justice to the fate they deserve.Maybe Conrad is growing a bit addled. That's certainly how he comes across. At least he knows he can shop his diatribe to National Review but that hardly comes as a surprise.
What confounds me is why this jerk is still in Canada. As a felon and a Brit, he obviously can't go back to the States but why do we allow a felonious Brit loudmouth to live in Canada? Do you think it's the Bridle Path address?
As for Black's fulsome and rather ridiculous defence of all things Trump, is Black angling for a pardon from his soulmate?