Hands up if you think certain Americans, i.e. politicians, need to get over their spy vs. spy mentality about the Russians.
No doubt, there are many political and economic reasons for some to keep the idea of a Cold War afloat. After all, there’s money to be made by investors in the arms industry. Yes, there are myriad reasons for some politicians to portray the Russians as primary antagonists of the world.
But the latest episode by certain insiders and media types and, of course, Democrats to suggest Trump somehow betrayed the nation by talking about terrorism and airline flight safety with Russian officials seems laughable to me. Does anyone honestly think the Russians will share the information with ISIS?
There are all sorts of legitimate reasons to condemn Donald Trump’s presidency. But this is not one of them.
Donald Trump is the first president to come along who doesn’t have a Cold War mentality when it comes to dealing with Russia. This should be viewed as a good thing, because the world needs to be reassured that the United States and Russia won’t start firing nukes at each other, and destroy the world in the process.
Photo: President Donald J. Trump gives his acceptance speech on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Source: Screengrab taken by Jillian Page)