Friday, 24 April 2009

"Why we can't go to war with North Korea" according to one American

This simplistic article highlights numerous reasons why the US shouldn't go to war with North Korea. However whilst he illustrates why a war isn't a good idea (and it isn't) he implies that any interference in the goings on of NK is none of the USA's business, even if they do bomb Japan.

Fascinatingly enough, he quotes Santanya's well known phrase, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it" to illustrate his point about the mistakes of the Korean War. However, he should also imply that phrase to the Isolationist policy the US had in the 30s and early 40s which allowed a dictator far too much room to manoeuvre and almost brought about a restructuring of world order. With the new totalitarian regime possessing nuclear weapons, this is no time for America to be isolationist, and thankfully Obama seems to recognise this

1 comment:

Jim Ice said...


this is Jim Ice

You bring up an excellant point. It is quite true about our isolationistic views of 30s and 40s and I believe we have learned our lesson from that time, as you said that Obama is pressing on NK. However, as we both agree, war isnt the right route in this issue.

thank you for criticing me and support