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Kim Jong Il’s Thanksgiving Gift: A Crisis on the Korean Peninsula


It says a great deal about our policy towards North Korea that when the Norks fire artillery across the border and kill two South Korean soldiers and injure 15 soldiers and three civilians, it’s not clear whether this is a major batton-down-the-hatches crisis that brings us to the brink of war or whether this is one of the regime’s regular provocations that grab headlines for a day or two and are largely forgotten within a week.

It sounds like Glenn Reynolds has had it with them:

If they start anything, I say nuke ‘em. And not with just a few bombs. They’ve caused enough trouble — and it would be a useful lesson for Iran, too. We can’t afford another Korean war, but hey, we’re already dismantling warheads . . .

I can’t believe the president’s personal letter to Kim Jong Il didn’t work.

Tags: Barack Obama


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