Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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The world is watching nervously to see what may happen in the quickly escalating confrontation between North Korea and South Korea. Any time "all-out nuclear war with a lunatic" is on the table, it really deserves our full attention.
Unless, of course, you're Barack Obama. His foreign policy toward North Korea (and anyone else with a bad attitude) has been a powerful one-two punch of apology and appeasement. And it's had a dramatic effect. Charles Krauthammer accurately, and brilliantly, describes the dangerous changes in the world as "the fruits of weakness," as despots test their power and - finding no resistance from the United States - push a little farther and a little farther to find out where the limits are...if any.
The enemies of freedom are enjoying a new renaissance of unrestricted power, while America's former friends are scurrying to make alliances with the dominant new players on the world stage...previously known as "the bad guys."
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Who could have ever thought that this grim warning would eventually be codified as American foreign policy?