Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Inside my head
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RE: Documents indicate Iraqi threat
It would be a waste of resources to use the same tool for all problems. NK has nukes--nobody wants to send ground forces into that hell. So we use the multilateral negotiations which include neighbors who have a big stake in a stable NK.
Incedentally, Kerry's thinking on that eludes me.
For forty years we used multilateral negotiations to maintain a remarkably stable ceasefire. Clinton authorized Carter to try a new paradigm in our relationship--I think Clinton did the right right thing--it was bold, given the NK extremely erratic track record, but needed to be tried. Carter negotiated a fair agreement, declared peace in our time, and Clinton & Bush lived-up to our end of it. Well, NK immediately chated and hid the cheat until Bush finally could no longer ignore it, given the mounting evidence that they were constructing at least one nukular weapon.
So here we have actually tested evidence that bilateralism fails with NK and that multilateralism succeeds but Kerry wants to go back and try another Jimmy Carter approach. WTF is that?
Concerning Iran, the best possible thing we could do with Iran is not muck around in their politics. The current regime has built-in instability due to its failure to bring moderation of young people into its Islamist vision of heaven on Earth. As the leadership ages and passes to the delights of teh afterlife, instability will increase. But if we screw aroudn with their politcis it will bring Iran together in the same way that another attack by Al Queda would reunite the USA. We don't want that.
Instead, lets help them build a secular society. That's the great Satan working his mischief.