We have a few more days here a few blocks from the Santa Monica palisades and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
We came back last night to where we are staying after a dinner with a friend and I checked the internet for news of the Singapore meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un.
In spite of our best efforts, the dangers of the world intrudes.
The details of the agreements were vague.
There were pictures of Kim and Trump signing some documents, but nobody could say what exactly was in them, or what they had agreed to.
I’m not sure I cared.
I’m like a lot of you. I never quite know if Trump is crazy or playing some dangerous game.
I do know that his foreign policy adviser, John Bolton, wants to attack North Korea with nuclear missiles.
I do know that it was just a few months ago that many were seriously expecting an imminent nuclear exchange.
This threat of war came almost exclusively as a result of Trump’s threats, his warning of “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
If only the Democrats were so tough on Trump on other matters.
If the world is only a little safer today than yesterday as a result of the meeting in Singapore, than I don’t care if it was Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un who did it.
Talking is always better than nuclear war.