TWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 215 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1327 times:
When it becomes obvious that no negotiations and then negotiations with NK will not work and force becomes imminent, will the U.S. receive the same amount of flak being generated over Iraq?
Scratch that...Why is no one else taking the initiative to deal with NK? Many would argue that they are more of a threat to global peace that Saddam. So come on, step up and be a leader. Show your relevance in the big picture. Let the U.S., the U.K. and Spain get "egg in their face" (latest catch phrase) over Iraq while you go kick some ass in Korea.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4747 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
Scratch that...Why is no one else taking the initiative to deal with NK?
All the others are avoiding it, and NK refuses to deal with anyone other than the US even though it has nothing to do with the US. China, Japan, South Korea etc are all saying that they are not getting involved.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8956 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
"Scratch that...Why is no one else taking the initiative to deal with NK?
All the others are avoiding it, and NK refuses to deal with anyone other than the US even though it has nothing to do with the US."
That's pretty much the way it seems to be. I've read an article in a German magazine (Der Spiegel) recently, it was about a trip to North Korea. The first thing you'll hear in that country is how great the two Kims, father and son, were/are. The second thing you'll hear is how evil the US is. But strangely, the thing you'll hear from officials is that Kim Jong Il will only talk to President Bush - "from peer to peer". It's not only weird, it also shows off Kim's image of himself.
Furthermore, I think dealing with North Korea would be a very good opportunity for liberating people. Since this is what GWB is always talking about, I think it would be good to try and use it. He could save people from starving, freezing, living in caves and being shot while trying to escape if he figured out a way of dealing with Kim. And he would get support from a larger part of his allies.
@ DirkSavage: "It seems that the U.N. is only good for words and when there is a need for action, it relys on the U.S."
OK, I forgot how reluctant the US has always been to employ its military power.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.