Sunday 19 November 2017

Kevin Myers: Obama is the kind of man who should not be allowed near the triggers in the White House

THIS year divides by four. Bad news. It means that the world has to endure both the Olympic Games and the US presidential primaries: rather like The Third Battle of Ypres and The Siege of Leningrad inhabiting our brains for the next six months.

Now anyone who wants to be President of the US is a priori not qualified for the job. My own favourite president was dear old Gerald Ford, unelected and unelectable, with President Harding next, mostly for his eager but incompetent philandering.

My most dangerously inept and megalomaniac president is easily Roosevelt, a man who goaded Japan into war, but was nonetheless then taken by surprise when it happened.

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