Reader Believes Trump Has Accelerated Issues
To The Reader’s Forum:
It semes to me the U.S. is now facing a circular firing squad. Both progressive liberal Democrats and neo-con Republicans are struggling to recreate a myth: that the U.S. dominates the world by dint of power, values, wisdom, even God’s decisions. The U.S., and only the U.S., can bring order and security to the world. Any other option spells chaos. This is a false assumption.
The latest foreign policy withdrawing from the nuclear agreement with Iran is the most recent nail in the coffin with the myth is buried. Rather than restore leadership, withdrawing from the agreement simply accelerates the global rebalancing already under way.
America has not been able to restore order in Iraq, Afghanistan and dozens of other countries where one terrorist group once confronted only develops other groups ariring in their place.
If the U.S. fails to read global rebalancing accurately and resorts to bullying, a major global problem will ensue. The rules will change with the rebalancing. Eliminating the Trump presidency will not restore the past order. His actions are not an aberration, but an accelerant spreading the fires that were already under way. The U.S. must learn to play with others in the global sandbox. Period!
Rex V. Willard