images-3Here’s another reason I live in the flat woods and not the White House. If Kim Jong-il and the North Koreans started the countdown on their rocket I’d drop a daisy-cutter on the launch pad before they got to 3-2-1. Then I’d say, “Wow, man, something blew up! You guys need to be more careful with your rockets.”

As it is, the North Koreans dropped more garbage in the Pacific and they’re telling the folks back home that they’ve got a satellite in the sky beaming down “immortal revolutionary paeans.” Since they’re going to lie about it, I’d rather hear the revolutionary explanation of how Kim Jong-il spent everybody’s lunch money blowing up the launch site.

Piney Woods Pete

Piney Woods Pete

Hard-charging salesman by day, Piney Woods Pete stays up late into the foggy night to render words.

  1. Right on, Pete! It would take only one nuke to wipe out NK and ease a lot of tension.

  2. Sorry, Wayne. I understand your visceral reaction to North Korea. But one nuke would not ease a lot of tension but create much more world wide. The North Korean government is terrible. In a fantasy world I could see arguing for a surgical strike on some facilities there. That’s not as easy as you might think. But a nuclear bomb? That would cause untold damage to very innocent people who are among the most oppressed on earth. Surely, you don’t really want that. Dealing with North Korea raises all kinds of thorny issues as a series of American presidents and secretaries of state — from both Republican and Democratic administrations — have discovered. Before making any more declarations on what should be done there, at least talk to three Georgians who are probably among the half-dozen best informed people in America on North Korea: Han Park of the University of Georgia, Jim Laney who is president emeritus of Emory University and a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, and Jimmy Carter, who saved the world from another very bloody war on the Korean peninsula during the Clinton administration.

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