by Greg Krehbiel on 7 March 2013
There are a lot of situations in life where you just have to wait until something bad happens.
Your relative is an alcoholic and keeps driving drunk. You can’t do anything. You just have to wait and hope.
Your neighbor is a lunatic who goes on violent rants from time to time and owns a lot of weapons. There’s nothing you can do.
But what if you’re the president, or Congress, and your crazy “neighbor” (N. Korea) threatens to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike?
I don’t think the same rules apply. I think the U.S.A. would be justified in taking action against North Korea.
I’m not saying it’s the wise thing to do in this particular case. I don’t know the details well enough to say. But when one nation threatens a pre-emptive nuclear strike, the threatened nation has every right to act first.
-- 2013-03-07 » Greg Krehbiel