President Trump’s wild claim that he could end the war in Afghanistan in one week, but that he did not want to kill 10 million people, is another disturbing statement from a man who many mental health professionals think has serious clinical problems.
At a meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, a country that borders Afghanistan, Trump made this surprising statement:
“If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I would win that war in a week,” he said before heading into a closed-door meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people. Does that make sense to you?”
“I have plans on Afghanistan that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth,” Trump said. “It would be over literally in 10 days. I don’t want to go that route.”
As reported in the Military Times, Trump’s statement was received with shock. “Trump’s statement that his plan would annihilate one-third of the Afghan population raised concerns in national security circles, as the estimated death toll implied a threat of nuclear force,” the newspaper said.
In a Tweet, Barry McCaffrey, Four Star US Army General Retired, said “Troubling listening to Trump Oval Office news conference with Pakistani PM. He baldly states that we have analyzed and considered using nuclear weapons to kill millions of people in Afghanistan as a solution to the conflict. WHAT IS TRUMP THINKING?”
No One Knows What Trump Is Thinking
The problem is that Trump, who has told thousands of verifiable lies during his tenure in the White House, has cognitive problems, according to a group of psychological professionals and psychiatrists, based on reporting of Trump’s actions as documented in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report.
“…this President is incapable of making sound, rational, reality-based decisions free of impulsivity, recklessness, paranoid and other demonstrably false beliefs,…”
In this very interesting report (released April 25, 2019), Mental Health Analysis of the Special Counsel’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, a group of five mental health professionals concluded that Trump has numerous symptoms of mental problems.
Specifically, the mental health care professionals found Trump suffers from:
“1. Compromises incomprehension, or inability to take in critical information and advice;
“2. Faulty information processing, in the form of mendacity, rigidity, self-occupied notions of “fairness,” and poor memory;
“3. Interferences to sound decision making, including loss of impulse control, recklessness, and inability to consider consequences; and
“4. Proneness to placing himself and others in danger, including encouraging, recommending, or inciting violence on the part of his followers.”
The report found that Trump is a risk to the nation. “In summary, we believe that the preponderance of evidence overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that this President is incapable of making sound, rational, reality-based decisions free of impulsivity, recklessness, paranoid and other demonstrably false beliefs, with most notably an absorption in self-interest that precludes the consideration of national interest.”
And in light of his wild statements about not wanting to kill 10 million people in Afghanistan, presumably by using atomic weapons, the report also was prescient in stating that “these characteristics not only affect the overall unfitness of this President; they also indicate a profound danger to national and international security in the nuclear age.”
Here is a video link to an earlier panel discussion about Trump’s disturbing mental health, why it is dangerous for the nation and the world, and inexplicably, why Republicans continue to protect Trump’s presidency.