Category: diplomacy

What the Devil is wrong with Peter Navaro?

“Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to President Donald Trump, escalated the White House’s rebuke of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him weak and dishonest on Sunday.’There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the... Read more »

Singapore Trump: The One-Minute Manager

    The Summit’s  arrived and the drama that’s in it. And everyone’s wondering which side will win it. Trump says he’ll intuit And quickly he’ll do it. He’ll figure out Kim in the space of a minute.

Under the radar: Pompeo meets Kim Jong Un

  “Speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort Wednesday, Trump predicted Pompeo ‘will go down as truly a great secretary of state,’ and said that his CIA director ‘got along with [Kim] really well, really great.'”  [politico]   For a meeting that was underhanded In Pyongyang Mike Pompeo landed. But when ’twas revealed The tryst... Read more »

Detente with North Korea? I'll believe it when I see it.

  Trump will meet Rocket Man face to face In what’s now an unspecified place. I  don’t know either man’s Motivations or plans, But  suspect it’s  a wild goose chase.      

Ivanka tanka

  In South Korea, Ivanka represents us. No ambassador, No diplomat, no expert, Ivanka? Give us a break.     Author’s note: This is my 1900th post. Excelsior!

Trump scratches London trip: Obama takes the rap

  “LONDON — President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London to open the new U.S. Embassy, blaming the Obama administration for selling the old building in the city for ‘peanuts.'”  []   So Trump won’t be going to London; Obama he’s blaming (again) For the embassy Bush had us fundin’, Which of course... Read more »

On setting a low bar for Trump's trip to the Far East

  After crossing again the Pacific, Trump will say that his trip was “terrific”. That a  bomb wasn’t dropped On a place where  he stopped Should make all of us plumb beatific.

North Korea exposes Trump's ineptitude at deal-making

  His supporters think Trump has the art of the deal; He’ll get what’s he’s after beg, borrow, or steal. He can pull every lever Because he’s so clever, But the fact is there hasn’t been proof this is real.

On coexisting with North Korea

  North Korea and we’re on the edge of the brink. Each side seems persuaded the other will  blink. But remember when ‘sane’ meant The use of containment* And diplomacy worked all our leaders did think?   *a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology... Read more »

Will these generals be the superheroes of our democracy?

  As Trump founders and sinks in good status And becomes a persona non gratis, We might take consolation Protecting our nation Are Kelly, McMaster, and Mattis.