Fintan O’Toole: A Trump war now looks inevitable
The blowhard president is poised to bumble into a major military conflict
Military footing: Donald Trump salutes coastguards shortly after firing FBI head James Comey. Photograph: Getty
From the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency there has been a question: when he runs out of phoney wars will he have to start a real one? President Trump’s only language is conflict, his only appeal the visceral pleasures of setting Us against Them.