To the Editor:
My friends and relatives are concerned whether President Donald Trump will start another war perhaps with North Korea.
Such a war would cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians south of the border. Thousands of those would be American civilians working and living there.
This does not count our soldiers and their dependents. A North Korean attack on Japan would escalate civilian and military deaths.
If North Korea used its large supply of nukes, the numbers become millions instead of thousands.
Would Trump’s narcissism cause him to start a war just to boost his popularity and help him stay in the Oval Office?
Will his military advisers follow the lead of Nixon’s advisers and take the suitcase away from him?
Nixon was paranoid but otherwise stable. We cannot say the same of President Trump.
Many people here and abroad wonder about his apparent dementia.
Would he start a war and use the old tried and true phrase of, “Don’t change horses in the middle of the stream,” or some other justifying words?
I think we have to be scared.