The attempted coup in Turkey is one more sign that the global balance of power is teetering, that one false step could plunge the world into Armageddon. At a time like this, you have to pray that Donald Trump does not become leader of the free world.
If ever there was a bull in a china shop, Trump would be it.
Imagine Trump, bellowing and bullying, smashing delicate treaties and shattering crucial alliances, scattering insults with abandon and threats without compunction.
Imagine Trump in control of all those nuclear armed missiles America has stockpiled over the years.
Imagine the consequences.
Yes, he has Mike Pence as his “anchor.” Mike Pence. Basically a cipher. The failed governor of Indiana, whose approval ratings have plunged, who was in danger of losing his re-election bid.
Can you imagine Trump listening to anything Pence might have to say? Of course not.
His only value to Trump is his abject allegiance to the Koch brothers. The billionaire king makers have refused to fund Trump’s campaign so far, but with Pence on the ticket they are expected to change their minds.
Trump and Pence (photo above) – this would be the team assigned to keep the world from plunging into the abyss? It would be laughable if it weren’t so frightening.
Times like these demand prudence and discipline, not capricious posturing and saber rattling bravado.
Times like these cry out for Hillary Clinton’s foreign-policy experience, steely self control and incisive intellect.
The future of the world is at stake, and Americans must remember this in November.