Oh, how the world loves us now. Obama, the ombudsman for the globe, has endeared us to all by apologizing for our sins, both real and imagined.
So why, according to Japanese intelligence officials, is North Korea planning to launch a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii on American Independence Day?
The U.S. has announced that it has deployed anti-missile defenses around Hawaii consisting of a ground-based mobile missile system and radar.
"Without telegraphing what we will do, I would just say... we are in a good position, should it become necessary, to protect Americans and American territory," Defense Secretary Gates offered. He won't telegraph our plans because we have none. The intention is to avoid any confrontation and allow this insanity to continue. In three to five years when these psychos can actually threaten the west coast of the US and we will be as unprepared as ever. Our good position then will be bent over kissing our butts goodbye.
Next, we have the North Korean ship that may possibly be carrying illegal weapons. Will we ask to inspect it? If we do and it refuses to be boarded, what are our options? We can order it to port. What if it refuses? According to the UN resolution, if a country refuses to order a vessel to a port for inspection, it would be in violation of the resolution and the country licensing the vessel would face possible sanctions by the Security Council. We all know how fearful North Korea is of UN sanctions.
You have to wonder who the real insane leaders are, the ones who act out or those who enable them.