Why Trump drives me crazy sometimes: he is always certain, even, or especially, when he is bone ignorant. To respond to the President:
- No, the Soviets did not invade Afghanistan in 1979 due to Afghan terrorists roaming into the Soviet Union, but rather they invaded to prop up, and take over, a Marxist regime already ruling Afghanistan.
- No, the Soviet Afghan War did not lead to the fall of the Soviet Union by bankrupting it. The Afghan War was unpopular in the Soviet Union, but it was a negligible part of a systemic failure economically of the Soviet state, and the Soviet realization that they could no longer afford to keep up with the US in the arms race.
His adversaries cause me to defend Trump and then Trump shoots his mouth off to convince me that in many ways some of his adversaries have a point. With some mouth and twitter control Trump would be much more effective as a President. Do I expect that to happen? No, I do not.