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'Proportional' Response

canine34 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 4:30 PM
My gosh I love this man. Thomas Sowell for President!
dbaker909 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 8:54 PM
He's a reasonable Republican, and I hope he does advance in some manner from the status of the distant voice of the party. I don't like a few aspects of his agenda: One of them being his insistence on continuing the PNAC Protocols. The United States needs to regain it's sovereignty, and not send our troops traipsing through the Middle East doing Israel's dirty work. We have every resource we need to be energy/manpower/raw material/defensively self-sufficient, and it's time we used those resources.
LibertarianSoldier Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 10:31 PM
Democrats call the Dr. 'Uncle Tom'. It's not about race. It's about the leftist agenda going further and further to the left. Again, it's not about race. Playing the race card has worked so well, so often that we get nothing done. The left labels the opposition racist, while they call Dr. Sowell Uncle Tom and keep half the country down by telling them they're not good enough to compete with successful white men, that they need policies, laws and money, that they need to be taken care of while they legally steal from the successful. Reward the less successful with the fruit of the labor of the motivated, successful. Redistribution of wealth, the marxist N. Korean, USSR, and the Chinese way. democrats, the real racists
Since when has it been considered smart to tell your enemies what your plans are?

Yet there on the front page of the April 8th New York Times was a story about how unnamed "American officials" were planning a "proportional" response to any North Korean attack. This was spelled in an example: If the North Koreans "shell a South Korean island that had military installations" then the South Koreans would retaliate with "a barrage of artillery of similar intensity."

Whatever the merits or demerits of such a plan, what conceivable purpose can be served by telling the North Koreans in advance that they...

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