Some of you have expressed concern that Trump, in a pique or to distract attention from his worsening legal peril, will launch an attack on Iran. This is a prospect that keeps me up at night, and I am not soothed by the thought that John Bolton is whispering in his ear. I suppose we must hope that he is so in thrall to Putin that he will not dare without getting Russian clearance, which I should like to think he would not get. In the face of such dangers, it seems feckless to soldier on trying to elect a Democrat in the NC 6th CD, but I think we must teach ourselves to operate on several planes simultaneously. Launching a cruise missile strike on forewarned Syrian airbases, all the while eating a large piece of chocolate cake, is his infantile notion of exercising his war powers. Unfortunately, a one-off air attack on Iran would have catastrophic consequences.
Short of pulling up stakes and fleeing the country, I do not see what else I can do save add my tiny bit to the political struggle.