What the Kwanstain is looking for now is to gin up a major war, one so cataclysmic it will make people forget about how badly they have been screwed in the past ten years. If people are busy enough fighting or trying to survive, they won't be storming the White House with pitchforks and nooses. World War 3 is the easy way out for the chief gangsters in charge. Burn the traces and leave no witnesses to your terrible grievous crimes.
The guilty can scoff at the broken poor sending their children to die and cry out "How dare you look to place blame at a time like this, with our boys fighting overseas? Do your part as a patriotard and shut up! Send us more warm bodies for our military sausage grinders!" The fog of war conceals many evil deeds accomplished prior.