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Thursday, April 10, 2014

One Year Ago: Bomb Korea!

Yes, the NYT felt the need to carry an op-ed tonight by a not-so-noted young prof from the University of Texas calling for us to bomb North Korea while we have the chance.  I love the lines that all-out war is not likely but "not-inconceivable"  and China's role "hard to predict." Sounds good. What could go wrong?
A war on the Korean Peninsula is unlikely after an American strike, but it is not inconceivable. The North Koreans might continue to escalate, and Mr. Kim might feel obligated to start a war to save face. Under these unfortunate circumstances, the United States and its allies would still be better off fighting a war with North Korea today, when the conflict could still be confined largely to the Korean Peninsula.
 Greg Mitchell's new book on another pre-emtpive war, in Iraq, and media malpractice is "So Wrong for So Long."  

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