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‘I’m pleased to see that the regime in Pyongyang has certainly demonstrated some level of restraint that we’ve not seen in the past.’

That was Rex Tillerson a week ago in a statement that was certain to rendered inoperative in a matter of months, if not weeks or days. And here we are with North Korea having launched a missile over Japan. So many things are unusual about the Trump administration. At least it has a stereotypically clueless and naive Secretary of State to lend a sense of normality to the proceedings. 

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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