Goat Boy wrote: kath wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:
Was it not something more like, "what's the point of having nukes if WE are not prepared to use them?"
you may be right on the exact wording. i don't see a substantial difference, though.
well, one is potentially a more theoretical question whilst the other is a "I want to play with ALL my toys RIGHT NOW" sorta thing.
I'm possibly reaching here.
I hope you understand
the problem is that trump doesn't really do theoretical. he doesn't do things in the realm of abstract debate. his reptilian hindbrain doesn't function on that level.
he doesn't have the patience, the attention span, the interest or the brain power to deal with any complex policy issyews, no matter how severe the consequences. he has all sorts of toys and games he thinks get him out of all that, whatever the subject.
the checks and balances need to hold. sanity needs to be able to counteract him. he's already doing scary damage here. unchecked, he will be an ever increasing disaster-in-progress. he resents being checked by anyone, which is one reason the nuclear option probably appeals to him. the whole ultimate authority thing. scarier.