Iraq, Iran, the Middle East, insurgents, oil; the list goes on. Supposedly, the entire region is filled with people who want to “destroy our way of life.” But we’re forgetting someone: N. Korea has nukes. Not only do they have nukes, but they readily admit having them and wanting more.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The true threat to this country is N. Korea. They have been making not-so-veiled threats that they had the capabilities to make nukes and that they had a right to create such weapons. Add those facts to the fact that their leader is a bonafide nut job and you’ve got a serious problem on your hands.
Where is the tough rhetoric from our Secretary of State? Where are the neocons on this one? Nowhere. You know why? They don’t have anything we want (read: oil). That and invading N. Korea could cause serious problems with U.S.-China relations and you don’t want to piss off a billion consumers do you?
Now, I’m not trying to be an ass here or anything, but why SHOULDN’T North Korea have Nukes? Everybody should have the right to protect themselves even countries that don’t have the same ideals as we do.
Having said that, you are totally right. Why care about them when (1) the have shamed us in the past, (2) they don’t really ahve anything we want economicly, and (3) we would really piss off their friends.
I’m not making an argument that N. Korea shouldn’t have nukes. I’m saying that Iran and Iraq are a heck of lot less scary than N. Korea at this time.