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Threat of war means it’s time for Trump to go


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Dec. 07, 2017 - 10:55 PM

H.R. McMaster, National Security Adviser, says the potential for war with North Korea is "increasing every day.”

This threat of war should be taken very seriously. This war would be unlike anything we have seen since World War II. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people will be killed including Americans, many of them civilians. Not only would South Korea and Japan be attacked, but it is almost certain that U.S. Pacific island territories and the State of Hawaii would be also.

The west coast of the U.S. mainland would probably also be included. Such a war would possibly go nuclear. I cannot imagine such a disaster.

A pre-emptive strike may not only be warranted, but necessary. I thank God that decision is not mine, for I am in no way qualified to make it, but neither is Donald Trump.

If such a war is to be fought, it should be done as the Constitution provides. It should be declared by Congress. It is my prayer that our military leaders will put their oath to uphold the Constitution above any order from their Commander-in-Chief. Of course, if North Korea attacks first, we must immediately respond, but, even then, Congress should make a Declaration of War as soon as possible.

This is very serious business, and the man in the White House should treat it so, and not behave like an elementary school bully with inane and asinine threats and name-calling. Beyond Trump’s personality faults, I am concerned that he is suffering from dementia. This is shared by many professional psychiatrists and psychologists.

His Secretary of State has called him a moron. His National Security Adviser has called him an idiot and a dope, and a GOP Senator has called the White House an Adult Day Care Center.

I hope that congressional Republicans will take what is happening very seriously, and remove Donald Trump from office as soon as possible, either by impeachment or implementation of the 25th Amendment. This goes far beyond normal politics, millions of lives, including Americans are at stake. Please contact your congressional representatives.

Dennis Thompson

Newnan