The Trump-Korea confrontation is getting positvely Shakespearean. The dogs of war are certainly yapping.
But then, I’m no Bard expert. Can someone tell me if there’s a play involving two infantile leaders hurling insults at each other?
No, this is reality, and the reality is that we have a president who has just threatened to nuke millions of people.
I can think of two reasons why he is doing this.
First, he thinks that conducting a war makes a president more popular. Never mind the countless bodies piling up. He’s not alone. I don’t think President Bush ever thought of the thousands of Iraqis we incinerated in getting rid of Saddam Hussein.
Second, who’d be the target of any Korean attack-San Francisco, Los Angeles, maybe Fresno? I doubt President Trump cares about that. After all, they voted overwhelmingly against him.
Trump has forgotten the most important rule of being a world leader – if he ever knew. When you run into a nest of hornets, you don’t poke at them.
There is a Shakespearean line that fits: “a plague on both your houses.” If Trump wants to be a hero, he should challenge the North Korean leader mano a mano, a duel to the death.
Stephen Pendleton, Visalia