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Old 19th Feb 2017, 21:43
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tartare
 
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Unfortunately I think he will last the four years.
The checks and balances will ensure he can't do anything really extreme.
He'll stop just short of doing anything that would cause a republican Congress to want to impeach him.
That's if he doesn't come unstuck at a more serious point.
I think the really worrying point comes when his ego is bruised and frustrated enough to do something stupid militarily.
For example - the Carl Vinson is in the South China Sea right now... how is someone with such a demonstrable lack of judgment or emotional maturity going to handle a flashpoint incident that might only be able to be resolved in a matter of hours, and require very cool, analytical thinking?
Imagine a situation where we suddenly have a few conventional TLAMs being thrown around those islands, or a Chinese vessel sunk - all because a clearly unfit President wants to appear strong?
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