Thursday, June 18, 2009

If George Bush was still in the White House, we'd be occupying NKorea by now.

When we invaded Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein hadn't made any threats nearly as bad as as what Kim Jong Il might do. According to Japanese intelligence, North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile towards Hawaii sometime around Independence Day. Now, that alone should have caused President Obama to sit down at his desk in the Oval Office and make an announcement Americans, the world, and most importantly, to Kim Jong Il:

"Our good faith has not been returned. The North Korean* regime has used diplomacy as a ploy to gain time and advantage. It has uniformly defied Security Council resolutions demanding full disarmament...

The United States and other nations did nothing to deserve or invite this threat, but we will do everything to defeat it. Instead of drifting along toward tragedy, we will set a course toward safety.

All the decades of deceit and cruelty have now reached an end. Kim Jong Il* and his sons must leave North Korea* within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict commenced at a time of our choosing.

Before the day of horror can come, before it is too late to act, this danger will be removed. The United States of America has the sovereign authority to use force in assuring its own national security. That duty falls to me as commander of chief by the oath I have sworn, by the oath I will keep.

The United Nations Security Council has not lived up to its responsibilities, so we will rise to ours.

As our coalition takes away their power, we will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help you to build a new Iraq that is prosperous and free.

Yet the only way to reduce the harm and duration of war is to apply the full force and might of our military, and we are prepared to do so.

If Kim Jong Il* attempts to cling to power, he will remain a deadly foe until the end."

-Excerpts from President George Bush's March 17, 2003 address to the nation, with italics showing changes I made to suit today's conflict

Mr. Bush, I am grateful that you had the strength and honor to live up to your oath and protect the American people before it was too late. I can only hope and pray that President Obama will take the rightful course of action; not the easiest; not the one that will keep him popular; but the right course.

Play time is over, Obama.


AdamS said...

If it's so right to start a war with NK, I'm sure the army, and by that I mean the privates not the generals, can't wait to go into battle?

That would go down a treat with the troops. I mean, the reason they donated most money to Ron Paul during the 2008 campaign couldn't possibly be because they don't want to keep fighting foreign wars, hmm?

Support the Troops, not the War.

bluepitbull said...

Adam S, who exactly donated money to Ron Paul? Or is that just a dream of yours?

RKL said...

Well North Korea was a big issue for Democrats to beat up Bush with. Oh remember all the talks that we should have had? But since Obama took over who cares right? Certainly not liberals or Democrats. It's simple to criticize, difficult to execute.


Obama Nation said...

Adam - I don't like war, but I don't like innocent American civilians dying more. And I do support the troops...but I also support the cause (if I find it worth supporting)

RKL - I do know it's simple to criticize. I think I wrote about this issue a few weeks ago and didn't pass any judgment on Obama at that point because this is a tricky situation. However, at this point, you can't not do something when lives are at stake.

LL said...

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and
degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing
is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is
willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
-John Stuart Mill

LL said...

The North Korea situation has less to do with little Kim shaking his fist than it does with China testing American resolve. The Chinese have NO respect for the Obama Administration. The Chinese could end the North Korean situation with a phone call, yet they don't. Why not? Because they are watching how the US deals with the problem. And it doesn't cost China a nickel.