You know it’s getting darned hard to write blog posts without defending Trump or appearing to defend him, something I don’t care to do. For example consider the conclusion of this post at Ozy by John McLaughlin:
When it comes to the Middle East, Trump has created a lot of sound, fury and drama, but much of this is either unfinished, uncertain or unwise. Overall, the region is no more stable than when Trump came to power, and in some ways the region’s volatility may even be increasing.
Consider a list of post-war presidents:
After which of their terms of office was the Middle East more stable than when he assumed office? I think there’s a reasonable argument that the answer is none of them. It’s too early to tell with Trump but IMO believing he will bring more stability to the Middle East where 70 years of American presidents have failed is wishful thinking.
There’s plenty of things to blame Trump for without complaining that he’s no more successful than other American presidents.