As the old saying goes, “A lie spreads half way around the world while the truth is putting on his shoes.” But what of half-truths, do they spread a quarter-way, or a third?
Trump has managed to unite Congress in provoking near-unanimous condemnation of his surprise announcement to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria.
The polarization in American politics has become so extreme there seems no longer to be any center ground. The political establishment is consequently imploding into an abyss of its own making.
The question is: can Trump’s instinctive, creative ambiguity hold the line of US credibility (which exists more in the eye of the domestic beholder?)