Trump might get foreign policy right, but the method is madness

Re “Trump confronts his own militarists” by Stephen Kinzer (Ideas, Dec. 23): It doesn’t take a weatherman to see how disastrous and misguided US policy toward the Middle East and Afghanistan has been. At least it has been less despicable than Vladimir Putin’s or Bashar al-Assad’s.

Kinzer gets this, but he misunderstands how Donald Trump develops policies. Narcissism and chaos seem to be his guiding principles, as well as love for autocrats, and if Trump got it right this time, it will be because the broken clock tells the right time twice a day.

Walter Jonas