It’s no big secret that I am not a fan of Donald Trump. I will say that the behavior of those who HATE him has done more to enamor him to me than to make me less of a fan. Be that as it may, there is something of which I am even less a fan, and that is one man – be he Donald Trump or Barak Obama – could take this county to a war. A nuclear war. Nuclear weapons aren’t toys. They are serious instruments of deterrence and if need be, destruction. we’ve spent the better part of a Century perfecting them and getting them dialed in, a process that once upon a time, was more “by-the-seat-of-the-pants” than you might think.
Which reinforces the idea that one man having control of them is a really bad idea.
Information on the run-up to the Syrian strikes is beginning to come out. It turns out that SecDef Mattis wanted to get Congressional approval before the strikes were launched. This does not surprise me, because Military people tend to believe that Congress is in charge of things. President Trump, advised by Vietnam dodger Bolton, did not want or did not believe that they needed to wait for Congressional approval. Guess which side won out? Read the rest of this entry