How did President Trump make his decision to strike Syria with a barrage of missiles. There is a rumor that he just saw the tragedy on TV and then made an impulsive, emotional decision based on just a few short conversations with generals and his staff.
The more rational, sane, and safe way to order the strikes would have been to thoroughly analyze all the pros and cons of the strikes — and then to evaluate all the possible outcomes and plan what to do in response to each of the possible scenarios.
Then to discuss his decisions with our trusted allies, countries who will be affected by our decisions. Trump must face the reality that the U.S. is a leader of the free world. We can’t only do what we feel is in our self interest. (It should be noted that, with his lack of leadership, China and Germany are taking over the positions of leadership — moral, economic, and political leadership.)
If Trump simply acted simply impulsively — as he has done in the past — then he should be impeached as soon as possible, by any means necessary.
He is entertaining and cute, acting impulsively with lessor conflicts — for example tweeting that President Obama had his phones tapped. Also Trump can pound his chest, declare that America is going to be great again, and get his political base riled up — but now we are facing a possible World War III. Trump has his fingers on nuclear weapons and he can very easily ignite a nuclear war.
He has already yanked on the tail of the tiger in regards to China, Russia, North Korea, Japan, ISIS, the seven banned Muslim countries, and NATO. It is almost as if he is looking for a fight to prove how tough the he is.
The presidency is not a job for an immature man who is a rookie in the big leagues of international politics, who doesn’t read, and who doesn’t analyze political and military situations with top level authorities in the field, including those who are in his political opposition. It’s not a job for a person who has a possible narcissistic personality disorder.
We are talking about the possibility of worldwide destruction.
This isn’t entertainment nor a contest of who has the highest ratings.
On the other hand, Trump may have made the decision regarding Syria based on a reasoned discussions with main authorities, and then made the most rational decision.
Maybe he is quickly growing up and accurately seeing what the job entails and what his responsibilities are. (Demoting Steve Bannon is a signal that this may be happening.)
We will probably soon find out how he decided his response to the Syrian chemical attack. I hope it’s not too late.