JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHAT A WAY TO RUN THE WORLD’S MOST CONSEQUENTIAL GOVERNMENT – TRUMP WITHDRAWS FROM THE IRAN NUCLEAR TREATY WHILE BLUBBERING CHILDISH DRIVEL – WHAT INSPIRED HIS UTTERLY INSANE ACT?   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Iran nuclear deal – live updates: Trump withdraws US from ‘disastrous’ accord and imposes ‘highest level’ of sanctions’

 

Trump is killing the treaty for one reason only.

The government of Israel wants it killed. Netanyahu went out of his way to thank Trump immediately for this grotesque blunder.

By pleasing the government of Israel in a big way – and there’s the double-plus of the insane embassy move – Trump is assuring himself of the most generous support possible in 2020 from the American Israel Lobby.

It could be called playing the Truman card, President Truman having won the 1948 election he had been forecast to lose after bowing to pressure, and against his best judgment as he told us in memoirs, from Israel supporters to immediately recognize the self-declared state of Israel.

He has assured himself lots of good publicity in high-end newspapers and by the major broadcasters plus generous campaign finance contributions.

That is the way politics work in America.

All at the cost to the world of stability and security.

And at the cost to America’s reputation for holding to its agreements, something which could prove extremely costly in the near future.

And the cost of adding a new element of hostility and risk of war in a very turbulent world.

What a way to run a government, the most consequential government on earth.

 

Posted May 8, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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