The CIA briefing to Congress is over, and the finding have been denied by Trump and Pompeo. To the writer and many others including Congress itself the finding were undeniable: The Saudi Crown Prince was complicit in the murder of Journalist Khashoggi.
This places the benchmark on the moral deterioration of the United States, if it ever existed at all in the past. The behavior in this matter by Trump, Pompeo, and the Administration is outrageous. The U. S. has lost its moral compass. It will be business as usual with the Saudis. The prince is considered blameless, and Justice will not be served.
America, the U. S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia are blinded in their hatred of Iran for no significant good reason other than the country is a thorn in its side and does not bow to them. In this case and others, things could and would have been different in any other administration, including a GOP one, but no, know that money, the economy, and money again talks, and decidedly matters most to stay in power.
What Trump has done is doing in a firestorm approach could have been accomplished rationally, slowly, uniformly, calmly over a few years in the future, but Trump is impetuous and wants everything done immediately his way. This badly degrades the reputation of the U. S. and democracy in general. The president has bullied everyone and wants to control every aspect of the world order to his own liking, a mission that is impossible and leads to serious conflict an even a war is possible.
This fellow as we have come to know is a dangerous divider and the sooner America get rid of him the better. He is not fit to be a democratic president.
Peace, and the Best to you.
Ron Miller, Batam, Indonesia.