Sunday, April 05, 2009

N. Korea Fires Up Obama; I Recall Reagan

Here’s part of an AP story. My comments follow below the star line.

According to the AP - - -

North Korea defied international warnings and sent a rocket hurtling over the Pacific on Sunday, a launch President Barack Obama called an illicit test of the regime's long-range missile technology that threatened the security of nations "near and far."

Obama and European Union leaders meeting in Prague condemned the move and said North Korea's dangerous defiance demanded an international response.

Diplomats at the United Nations scheduled an emergency Security Council session for later Sunday to discuss what Obama called a clear violation of U.N. resolutions.

"North Korea broke the rules once more by testing a rocket that could be used for a long-range missile," Obama said. "This provocation underscores the need for action — not just this afternoon at the U.N. Security Council, but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons."

He said the launch threatened the security of countries "near and far."

The rest of the AP story’s here.


My comments:

President Obama speaks of “the need for action – not just this afternoon at the U. N. Security Council, but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons.”

But what does Obama propose besides the “action” of a U. N. Resolution?

If Kim Jong-il decides to break “the rules once more,” he’ll ignore a U. N. resolution no matter how “strongly worded” and no matter how much “backing” it receives from “the international community.”

The Chinese communist government has some power to influence Kim. But I doubt it will use that power to stop his long-range missile development program.

While America can try diplomacy and economic sanctions, the most important thing Obama needs to do is press forward with development of an effective anti-ballistic missile defense program.

This past week as North Korea prepared for its launch and the President continued to try to “engage” Iran in “discussions,” I thought a lot about President Reagan.

How wise he was to push for an anti-ballistic missile defense system, a proposal which Sen. Ted Kennedy, other Dems and their MSM flacks opposed and ridiculed as “Star Wars.”


Ken said...

Obama could solve this in ten minutes. Call in the Chinese ambassador and let him know that a North Korean nuke would upset the balance in East Asia and that the US would have no choice but to share its weapons with South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Kim wouldn't last a week.

There is absolutely no chance that Obama or any other Democrat would do this. Nor is there any chance that a "compassionate" Republican would either. The world is a brutal place. We can play by its rules and win or pass another worthless resolution and lose. We are losing. And our children will pay for it with their blood.