Something Good

Weston • Platte County • Missouri
Beth McPherson, Editor

Below is an excerpt from Beth's editorial from this week.  The entire editorial may be found in this week's print copy of the Weston Chronicle or online here.

President Trump did something good. Not only did he call off a war, he listened to more than just the Neo-Cons in his administration. He listened to people who told him he had just ordered an air strike that would probably result in the deaths of 150 Iranians.
The next step in this transformation would be for him to realize that talking with people can save a lot more than 150 lives.
Another next step would be to reenter the nuclear deal he dropped out of last year. It’s not perfect, but what we’ve found is that sanctions aren’t either. It would be a nice thing to show the world we keep our word.
After that, if you really think you need a war with someone, please line up some allies, send someone to the UN, put up some charts and graphs to show that someone is doing some real deep thinking about what will happen.
You already know Mid-Eastern wars aren’t a slam dunk. Don’t make a bad job worse. It’s tedious, but give diplomacy a try.
Heck, consider diplomacy in this country.

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