Sunday, July 25, 2010
After failing to get Barack Obama's attention with previous nuclear tests and test-missile launchings (including one directed at Hawaii on the 4th of July), North Korea has decided to up the ante a bit by threatening the United States with a nuclear "sacred war."
While Obama hasn't personally commented on the threat, what with him being busy calling people to apologize for firing them for racism, and staging an all-star "Broadway at the Whitehouse" gala, we assume that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accurately represents the president's "get tough" stance when she warns North Korea: "the door remains open. We are willing to meet with them, willing to negotiate, to move towards normal relations."
As lame as the official response has been, we will say that we're glad U.S. military forces are near North Korea practicing "war games," just to send the signal that we could conduct war if forced to it.
But unfortunately, this administration is also sending signals that there's no limit to the provocation we'll accept from North Korea...which in turn makes an eventual war, even a nuclear "sacred war," more likely to happen.