The prospect of Donald Trump with his grubby little finger on the nuclear button horrified millions when he was elected.
That fear factor rose still further when he made John Bolton his National Security Adviser in April last year.
Bolton is a dangerous ultra-nationalist who believes that the USA has exclusive power to do anything it wants to advance its geopolitical interests. He sees the principal vehicle for that as war.
A psychopathic warmonger, Bolton was a major mover behind Bush junior’s disastrous invasion of Iraq which unleashed a Pandora’s Box of evil from which the region is still