Some of these are simply variations of each other, some cancel out each other, some are practical impossibilities and some are just plain stupid because of a basic lack of knowledge. The latter is because the Donald thinks he already knows more than everyone else — “I know more than even the generals.” Like a 15 year old kid he is just too darn smart to have to do all that studying and reading stuff. Yeah, man, let me at it. I can do it all.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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