Originally Posted by Russ Carroll
I'm not either for the same reason you give, but I really am using that word as a placeholder for all of the awesome and unilateral powers the President has. This actually highlights our main difference on this issue. You are certain nothing bad will happen because no General in his right mond would follow an order to launch a nuke today. The problem is, and what none of us actually know, is what devastating think WOULD a government agency do right now that they felt they had no choice but to obey the instruction? We have no idea what that even could be, and that's assuming every person holding the reigns of power in the "Deep State" are responsible and courageous people.
You won't know what it is until it has already happened potentially. Unacceptable.
The reverse of what I'm talking about exists as well. Nancy Pelosi has assurances from the Joint Chiefs that they will not do something stupid. Mike Pence is reported to have had to give the ok for national guard troops to enter the capitol with a deer-in-the-headlight trump not grasping the enormity of the party he was throwing.
What happens if an adversary takes advantage of this situation and takes an act that requires a decisive response, either militarily or diplomatically? Boxing a neutered President trump in is not the right answer. W had Cheney take over as President for TWO HOURS while he was under anesthesia so we would not be at risk, even for just two hours.