Smartest president ever gets lost in the weeds

I caught this howler of a statement from the president on a clip on Fox last night.  So I did some research.  "And so that mitigates against this danger that you're suggesting that our main goal is going to be to kill these individuals as opposed to potentially capturing them." I challenge anyone to diagram that sentence:   The smartest president ever said it at his presser.   text find: "mitig" gets you to the exchange  video at about the 38:00 minute mark A matter of definitions: militate: mil·i·tate    intr.v. mil·i·tat·ed, mil·i·tat·ing, mil·i·tates  To have force or influence; bring about an effect or a change: "All these factors militated to a different targeting priority"...(Read Full Post)