As if Jared "Mr. Ivanka Trump" Kushner's plate wasn't full enough with solving the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, taking the lead on issues with China,
Undoubtedly, Master Jared will apply his vast military and diplomatic knowledge to assess the situation there and advise his incompetent and paranoid father-in-law, Donald "Rump" Trump. The official reason provided for his impromptu visit was for Master Jared,
We're doubtful that the "U.S. personnel" in uniform will be cheered by Master Jared's presence, with many wondering why the healthy young man, active as he is, never troubled himself to enlist in the armed forces in which they serve. As for the Government of Iraq, we're sure their leaders are thrilled with Rump's virulently anti-Muslim rhetoric and travel ban."...to express the president's support and commitment to the Government of Iraq and U.S. personnel currently engaged in the campaign."
The overarching issue is the banana republic-style pattern exemplified by Rump's insertion of his daughter and son-in-law in government affairs for which they have absolutely no experience or talent. Anti-nepotism laws exist because hiring family for government positions undermines public faith that the best person for the job is being hired. Rump's corrupt Presidency is looking more and more like a family business being run out of Government office space (and that's not even considering his multiple, continued promotional trips to his Trump-branded properties).
BONUS: Steve Benen writes about how Master Jared's lack of experience and demonstrated skills could cause some serious problems, especially in his dealings with the Chinese.
What's worse than someone w/no experience in top job? Giving that person just a little experience in too many areas so they never learn. https://t.co/yIm6n3eWS8— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) April 3, 2017
If only all the previous presidents knew that the solution to *every* problem was just to ask Jared Kushner. So much tragedy was avoidable.— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) April 3, 2017