- The ‘Adults In The Room’ With Trump Weren’t Adults At All
by DOUG BANDOW, https://www.theamericanconservative.com/
A new book tour by H.R. McMaster shows how little the foreign policy professionals have learned from two decades of endless war.
When President Donald Trump took office, his aides promised there would always be adults in the room. Especially when it came to foreign policy, learned, stable professionals would ensure responsible and intelligent actions.
Except the adults turned out to be idiots. They fought the president at every turn when he sought to withdraw from endless wars. They insisted that Washington remain allied to the worst of the worst, supporting the vile Saudi regime in its aggressive and murderous war against Yemen. They urged policies that treated Russia as a permanent enemy. They backed American dominance of every existing alliance and relationship, infantilizing America’s friends and maximizing Washington’s obligations.