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Making Sense of North Korea

amirvish Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 3:41 PM
Our current policy of talking tough about what is "unacceptable" and then doing nothing about it makes us look like idiots...and doesn't work. States wanting to preserve themselves will continue to acquire nukes, with all the secondary instability and proliferation that will accompany this, until we make an example of one of these states AFTER it has acquired nuclear weapons.

The old definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result. The new definition, which applies only in the case of North Korea, is: doing something different and expecting a different result.

The North Koreans have been pursuing a nuclear arsenal for a couple of decades. We have tried negotiating; we've tried cutting off negotiations; we've tried threatening them; we've tried ignoring them, and we've tried whistling "Camptown Races" while standing on our heads. Nothing has made any visible difference. Come rain or come shine, they keep pursuing a nuclear arsenal.

So it...