Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dealing With North Korea - Time For Tough Talk

When this Blogger was 12 years old, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy went on TV to make it very clear that any missile fired from Cuba on the United States, or any of our allies would result in a full "retaliatory response" from the United States on the Soviet Union, not just Cuba.  Kennedy made this statement in no uncertain terms and with no shades of gray.  Richard Nixon always said the rest of the world needed to believe that the President of the United States was just crazy enough to push the button so that the button would never need to be pushed.   Nixon was right. 

Today, we have the short little 29 year old dictator of North Korea threatening to nuke the US and invade South Korea.  Whether North Korean missiles could even hit the United States is irrelevant, the fact that this character would even make such a ridiculous threat is happening because Socialist President Obama is perceived as weak around the world.  Does anyone really believe that any of this would be happening if Ronald Reagan was President.   I don't think so. 

Obama has sent a few nuclear capable stealth bombers to over fly South Korea and a few additional destroyers to the area.   Obama has also allowed for additional missile defense in Alaska, the United States and Guam; but that is not enough.  It is time for Obama to go on TV and give the Kennedy speech, only more emphatically, to make it very clear that any missile fired from North Korea on the United States, or any of our allies would result in the complete destruction of North Korea.  And, if their leaders survived the assault, they would be hunted down and killed.  Of course, this should be obvious to any sane person; but it still needs to be said to send the right message to the military in North Korea.  

Obama would have the support of the American people for a tough statement.  Failure to make that statement demonstrates weakness and rather than preventing war, it could cause war.  The vital interest of the United States are integrally tied to Asia Pacific.   We cannot tolerate the bellicose behavior coming out of North Korea.  Obviously, we don't want war; but it is time for Obama to man up to make it very clear that we will not tolerate this threat to our nation, from North Korea, whether it is real or not. 

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