If you’re going to suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, might as well have some fun with it, right?
Say it’s summer, 2020. The Dems won the House in 2018, the economy’s slumping, and Trump’s getting killed in the polls. Desperate for a boost, he nukes North Korea, claiming he was alerted to an imminent attack necessitating a pre-emptive strike. Let’s also say the strike was 100% successful, destroying Kim’s nuclear capabilities (along with most of Pyongyang) before a counterstrike could be launched.
I’m not interested in a political debate. (I loathe Trump and don’t need to be reminded why.) But I’m interested in two threads of discussion:
[li]Domestically, could anyone provably demonstrate that the strike was made under false pretenses? (There’s no one left in Pyongyang to dispute Trump’s claims.) Does anyone in the US military break the chain of command to tell the truth, and does anyone believe them?[/li][li]Internationally, do China and/or Russia launch strikes against us? How do our allies (if we have any left) react?[/li][/ul]
Have at it, Dopers!
(btw, I’m at work, so may not be able to respond promptly)