Assailing Donald Trumpâ??s foreign policy credentials, and his recent speech on the topic, is hardly a demanding task. The blustery frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination exhibits little more than shallow familiarity with national security issues.
But Trumpâ??s superficiality hasnâ??t stopped critics from overreaching as they lambaste him on foreign policy â?? overreaching to the point of summoning the media myth about Richard Nixonâ??s â??secret planâ? to end the war in Vietnam. Activist Phyllis Bennis did just that the other day in an appearance on the MSNBC primetime program, The Last Word with Lawrence Oâ??Donnell.