Sunday, June 21, 2009

It's So Obvious Now!

Silly me, I thought our president's recent declaration that our nuclear umbrella applies to South Korea was in response to North Korean nuclear and missile tests.

Lacking the keen insights of the North Korean elites, I missed the obvious, that it was all a ploy to prepare to attack North Korea:

In North Korea's first response to last week's meeting between Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Washington, its government-run weekly Tongil Sinbo said that Obama's commitment to South Korea's security, including through U.S. nuclear protection, only revealed a U.S. plot to invade the North with nuclear weapons.

"It's not a coincidence at all for the U.S. to have brought numerous nuclear weapons into South Korea and other adjacent sites, staging various massive war drills opposing North Korea every day and watching for a chance for an invasion," said the commentary published Saturday.

Which raises the question, why on Earth do the North Koreans insist that they want a pledge from us not to attack them?

Why would the North Koreans believe us? Clearly, if we ever did formally pledge, in writing, with nice wax seals and a full-blown signing ceremony with MSNBC covering the whole thing, Pyongyang would conclude it is all a conspiracy to conceal our imminent plans to attack them.

As if we even want that piece of sub-prime real estate.

They're total nut cases in Pyongyang. And they are developing nukes.

Have a nice day.