Trump’s saber-rattling over the North Korean nuclear threat
“Trump says threats will be met ‘with fire and fury,’ ” Aug. 9 news story.
If anyone had any question about whether or not Donald Trump is suited to be the president of the U.S.A., they got the answer Tuesday with his ill-considered comments on North Korea. Threatening to incinerate another country is simply unacceptable. Trump is a threat to national security and world peace. He is sadly uninformed about how the world order works, and to make matters worse, he doesn’t listen to the people who could inform him.
I realize that North Korea is governed (if that’s the word) by a certifiable lunatic who frequently makes empty threats. But someone has to be the adult, and in this case it needs to be the president of the United States. Unfortunately, we don’t have an adult in the White House. Jim Craft, Broomfield ●●●
Kim Jong-un might be able to develop nukes that could reach the United States, but there is little reason for him to use them. As Mark Bowden writes in the July/ August issue of The Atlantic, “As a young man who is viewed as descended from deity, with a lifetime of wealth and power before him, how likely is he to wake up one morning and set fire to his world?”
The saber-rattling of the Trump administration is completely misguided. Presidents dating back to Nixon realized that North Korea is a nest of poisonous snakes, best just to be left alone. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will eventually implode on its own. Michael Durall, Golden ●●●
OK, let’s see if I have this right: A mentally unstable, narcissistic, bloviating manchild with small hands and awful hair has command of his country’s entire nuclear arsenal.
Oh, I’m sorry. Did you think I was referring to Kim Jong-un? Charles A. Bottinelli, Littleton