Those things don't provide as much graft. He likes to make money, steal it or whatever, we've seen his show before. He was on the tube for a while and even wrote a book about it.
I think he's buttering up to the idea of war, war is a business, it's a great business, it brings in a lot of money for him , rather us. I think his recent appointments of and lengthy associations with war hawks to either be a move further into the war business or just another distraction so some more money can be stolen, brought in.