Sunday December 8, 2019

Trump fancies himself as Captain America

There is a horrible logic to a pre-emptive strike on North Korea

8th October, 2017
Donald Trump, who recently threatened to annihilate North Korea Picture: Getty

Donald Trump, as I have written here before, is itching for a military confrontation with “somebody, anybody”, to enable him to take on the mantle of Captain America – and to reestablish America’s “greatness” in arms.

He recently threatened to annihilate North Korea in a speech to the UN General Assembly. And this week he described US-Iranian relations as “the calm before the storm”. When asked to clarify his...

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