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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TRUMP DUMPS JOHN BOLTON AND WE READ, EVEN FROM THE LEFT, FANTASY HOPES THAT NOW AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY MIGHT TAKE SOME NEW DIRECTIONS – JUST AS ON THE RIGHT THERE IS A MYTH OF TRUMP BEING HELD BACK BY OTHERS WITH LITTLE RECOGNITION THAT THE PROBLEM IS TRUMP – LATER, TRUMP MAKES HIS NEW APPOINTMENT AND IT’S A LULU   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PATRICK LAWRENCE IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“Now That Washington’s Most Dangerous Man is Sacked

“This week provides chances to monitor resets in Trump’s foreign policy after John Bolton’s destructive tenure.

“Bolton was the most irrational impediment to Trump’s foreign policy aspirations, but hardly did he act alone.”

 

Very strange statement by my reckoning.

Yes, Bolton is, and always has been, an “irrational impediment.”

But no more so than the man who appointed him in the first place.

In fact, Trump is so twisted, so inconsistent, I don’t understand anyone speaking of his “foreign policy aspirations.”

This is in a sense the ultimate American president. “The real thing,” as it were.

Rude. Given to personal insults. Rushed and impatient. Highly prejudiced on many topics. Ignorant of many matters he insists on speaking of. Offering no fresh insights on anything. Truly dishonest. Grasping. Unfaithful, to staff and even family.

God, he’s like something from a movie. An American horror movie.

One that symbolically speaks about the dark realities of America with its abuse of power and pretty close to complete corruption.

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ADDED LATER FROM ANOTHER SOURCE…

“Trump selects Robert O’Brien to be his next national security adviser

“O’Brien most recently served at U.S. State Department as envoy for hostage affairs”

 

I am sure he’s just a charmer.

I found a quote from a book O’Brien “wrote” which suggests his quality:

“The Obama Administration’s foreign policy has emboldened our adversaries and disheartened our allies. Indeed, Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is a 1938 moment.”

Now, even if you don’t like Obama, and I don’t, the statement is absurd, the nuclear agreement being Obama’s one worthy success in eight years of foreign affairs, years mostly spent killing people.

O’Brien’s last notable mission was a trip to Sweden to represent Trump’s strange interest in the case of an American rapper called ASAP Rocky. The rapper had been detained in Sweden, facing charges for assault. Perhaps, Trump saw this as a way to lure black votes?

O’Brien’s success in such an important task undoubtedly earned him some “points” with Trump towards appointment as National Security Advisor. Makes sense to me.

His presence In Sweden was inappropriate, interfering in the country’s internal affairs, its normal police activities.

But that’s what the United States does today, throughout the world, interfere in the internal affairs of others.

Each time Trump names a new appointment, I feel as though I’m reading about changes reported from police wiretaps at the Mafia’s headquarters.