by Shelton Bumgarner
As you may recall, in early September 2001, the Bush Administration was struggling for validity after the 2000 Electoral College controversy. Not a lot was going on and we were all worried that a recession was on its way. In fact, I doubt anyone remembers what was going on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 because we collectively didn’t really wake up until we were being told we should support a preemptive war against Iraq.
And so here we are in 2018. The Trump Administration seems teetering towards the brink of abject disaster. This is the point when it seems pretty obvious that a way with the DPRK is Trump’s failsafe. It’s the leaver he can pull that will make all of this go away. In the chaos after a war with the DPRK begins, he can finally fire Sessions, fire Mueller, pardon everyone he wants to pardon and we’ll all wakeup in 2025 to President Tom Cotton being sworn in.
People like me will try to bring up all the things we’re talking about right now, but I’ll just be hushed and and told to support the new president, to give him a chance. It’s a very tragic way to finally liberate the long-suffering people of North Korea, but I do believe there is a better than even chance that a war between the US and the DPRK will happen in August 2018.
I say August because if you’re someone deep in the bowls of the Trump Administration, you probably think that if you start a war in August, it’ll be wrapped up by November and Lee Greenwood will be on the radio belting out God Bless The USA the morning people head to the polls.
Of course, there are any number of potential complications that make this scenario far from absolutely likely. As I keep saying, it’s likely the DPRK has sleeper cells in the US that could cause major havoc should they be activated. And the public might blanch at 20,30 or 40,000 American expats dying during the course of a war with the DPRK. The sheer number of people who might die as a result of such a war might be enough to turn people off an cause the Blue Wave to be very real.
But that’s not how the John Boltons of the world would see things. They would think people would rally around the flag like the did after 9/11 and all of Trump’s problems would vanish down the memory hole. Only time will tell, I guess.