Relatively uninhibited philosophizings on self and kosmos whenever the mood strikes...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tillerson Out, Pompeo In
Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo is in. Or soon will be.
Tillerson was a bust. I don't know what Pompeo will be. Can anyone do that job well under a president who doesn't seem to believe in it and doesn't appear to understand it?
With a rising China feeling its oats, a resurgent Russia boasting of unstoppable nuclear-tipped cruise missiles of unlimited range, a ruthless North Korean tyrant with the hydrogen bomb and a fleet of rockets growing in size and sophistication, European disunion beset with racist nativism, and a New World Order splintering into chaotic disorder, we need effective diplomacy as much as ever. Arguably more than ever.
But can we have it? Will we have it in time? Stay tuned.