Either one will lead to war: Hawkish Hillary and reckless Trump could both lead to prolonged new wars
We’ve fueled a dangerous dynamic in Middle East for decades. In different ways, Trump and Hillary make it scarier
If—as now seems extremely likely—the election comes down to Clinton vs. Trump, we’ll be headed down the path of prolonged war in the Middle East, a war that could last for generations, even 100 years; a struggle longer, messier and more uncertain than the Cold War. The downing of EgyptAir 804 and Trump’s swift intemperate remarks remind us of how wildly uncertain things can be, but even Clinton’s more measured response comes out of a hawkishness that offers little reason for long-term optimism.