Miss World- new UN Ambassador Nikki Haley- turns out as gaffe-prone as many who seek tiaras and glory from the Trump beauty pageant empire.
On January 18, Mrs Haley told senators busily rubber-stamping her nomination,
We have to acknowledge that some countries are contributing troops [to UN peacekeeping operations] because they're making money off of them.Pish-tosh, as dear Justice Scalia would have snorted. Everybody knows there is only one reason to send troops to other countries, and the President reminded us of it on January 21 at the CIA:
When I was young -- and I think we’re all sort of young. When I was young, we were always winning things in this country. We’d win with trade. We’d win with wars. At a certain age, I remember hearing from one of my instructors, “The United States has never lost a war.” And then, after that, it’s like we haven’t won anything. We don’t win anymore. The old expression, “to the victor belong the spoils” -- you remember. I always used to say, keep the oil. I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq. But I will tell you, when we were in, we got out wrong. And I always said, in addition to that, keep the oil. Now, I said it for economic reasons. But if you think about it, Mike, if we kept the oil you probably wouldn’t have ISIS because that’s where they made their money in the first place. So we should have kept the oil. But okay. (Laughter.) Maybe you’ll have another chance. But the fact is, should have kept the oil.