Trump’s saber-rat­tling over the North Korean nu­clear threat

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re:

“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

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