Donald Trump was elected, in part, because he was the anti-war candidate. His stump speeches and promises of no more nation-building were the cornerstone of shoring up support from a middle America tired of endless war for endless chaos in the Middle East and Central Asia.

I voted for Trump despite serious misgivings. Normally I don’t vote for people at all only on local and state laws and referendums; feeling very strongly that voting itself validates the State by participating in choosing its leadership.