The question isn't whether NK has the bomb. They do. The questions now are:
can they deliver it accurately, and do they want to. These are the same
questions that existed before the Obama administration.
Mark,It may be just talk... but what does talk like this usually lead to
in the end? Not good things. And if you wait till they have nuclear weapons
and they no longer need to talk... you lose all leaverage.Senator
Obama always criticised President Bush for not negotiating enough. Well if he
thinks negotiation alone will work...The time for negotiating is NOW! If the
Obama Administration has been negotiating with NK all along... why are we where
we are today? The Obama Administration needs to get negotiating with NK
before they get nuclear weapons and no longer need to negotiate. If we just
keep talking (both sides) and Iran and NK keeps getting closer and closer to
having the weapons they want... and you wait till they have nuclear
capability... your options are then limited to options that are terrible and the
totally unacceptable. Right now we have more acceptable options. Our
negotiations need to show some results (meaning progress towards LESS nuclear
threats from NK and Iran).
I think Ted must feel that every day the US is bombing someone, somewhere is a
good day. But before dropping the bunker busters on North Korea, perhaps we
should consider once again whether this tough talk from NK isn't really
just...talk. It would not be the first time.
Maybe if we held hands and sing kumbaya, legalize drugs and throw flower petals
in the air. N Korea will no longer seek to have such a deadly weapon.It's amazing how people will throw their bodies at US companies or the
government when deep pockets are involved. But, you hear very little about
activists going into countries like North Korea to protest the abuse that goes
on there. I guess the pockets aren't deep enough to make it profitable at
this time....or they don't really believe in their cause and willing to
give as much as they are willing to give.You'd think the occupy
movement, environmentalists, peace groups would be clamoring over the border to
get their moment to protest the actions of this regime. Then again, they would
have little hope to sue N Korea government and make bank on the whole affair.