Understandably, our political eyes are focused on the fact that today the country has for the first time in memory only one credible political party. There is no political opposition worthy of the name.
However, there is taking place in America a Presidential Election campaign, the outcome of which will have enormous consequences for the Western world. We would do well to study it.
In a lifetime of studying and witnessing American politics, I have never encountered two more unsuitable candidates. Neither is fit to occupy the White House or become Commander-in-chief of America’s armed services. For one to be called a serial liar, a security risk and be told she ought to be in prison, and her opponent called a bigot, misogynist and crude is bordering on the unbelievable. The two are representing the world’s most powerful democracy not a third-world dictatorship.
The acrimony and mud-slinging, no matter how justified, is seriously demeaning America. The only ones who are benefiting are the enemies of the West.
Colonel (retired) Barry Clayton