“As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)...”
Whatever the merits may be of the president's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria - and there is a good argument to be made that this is a completely justifiable decision - the statement quoted at the beginning of this blog post sure makes me nervous.
In fact, the president's statement above, quoted in a recent news story in The New York Times, chilled me. I had a hard time accepting that this could be a real quote. The picture I have put on top of today's blog posting is from a July 2016 story in The Star. That story was headlined, "Is Donald Trump OK? Erratic behaviour raises mental health questions." Writing in today's New York Times, Jennifer Senior puts a name to the disease: pathological narcissism.