With all we have to concern ourselves -- thanks to the incredible incompetence displayed by the regime of Hopey-Dopey, Reid, Pelosi, et. al. -- it's difficult to single out an issue that legitimate Americans should address realistically, effectively, and immediately. Life in our great nation continues toward the day when liberals will finally find themselves reduced to the septic tank of history, although the damage they do enroute to that long deserved resting place may be severe.
As expected, the current administration is demonstrating measures of incompetence on the foreign policy front many forecast, yet hoped would not be realized. Sports fans, our worst nightmare is unfolding before our very eyes -- thanks in large part to a fawning and completely "in-the-tank" media. It seemed only a few short months ago this "watchdog media" was using every rumor, innuendo, and baseless accusation to portray the Bush administration as nothing short of criminal. Perverting the foundation of our free press mandate -- established by our founding fathers -- the current batch of left wing ideologues contaminating mass media has all but abandoned their constitutionally protected duty to identify and report on the degrees of failure we're rapidly seeing from those entrenched in Washington. In a word, that's their "team" holding the reins of government. If it weren't actually happening, I would never believe it could -- not in this great nation.
Let's get to the salient issues confronting us today. North Korea is a good place to start. I had the honor of serving as a member of the vaunted Joint Security Force's First Platoon at Panmunjom, Korea back during the final stages of the Vietnam conflict. The Cold War was evolving, communists were emboldened by America's withdrawal from Southeast Asia, and rogue outfits (like North Korea) took full advantage of the propaganda windfall that accompanied the end of American military activity in Vietnam. Fast forward to present day -- little has changed behind the secretive and dangerous borders of what is proving to be the world's most dysfunctional nation.
South Korea (Republic of Korea for you liberals and other such half-witted idiots) is a booming nation of nearly 50 million hearty souls. Many of my personal experiences there were profound and enlightening, as you might expect. The most important thing I retained from my tour in the DMZ was how much we need to end the threat coming from the north, no matter how it was accomplished. While it would be nice if this plague on mankind would finally crumble and fade into the ashes of history, North Korea somehow manages to plod along like a rabid dog rifling through the world's garbage cans. All it takes is a Democrat in the White House to keep them propped up, appeased, and comfortable knowing the United States has no intention on putting this blight on the world's population out of its misery. Boasting of a nuclear capability, North Korea now threatens to wipe the US off the face of the Earth if provoked. For all you liberals and left wing nincompoops, that means having North Korean missiles rain nuclear warheads down on your head. For the rest of us, it means the "talking part" is over.
I know the North Koreans don't have the capability to deliver nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles. What the North Koreans can do is terrorize South Korea, perhaps Japan, with short range missiles that could very well contain chemical or biological warheads. The north has a large and heavily indoctrinated military that will attempt to invade the south with the same effect they had in 1950. Trouble is, the south is more than capable of repelling such an invasion, and very likely will counter-strike the north to end the Korean nightmare once and for all. The problem is this: Seoul, the South Korean capital, lies in range of most North Korean artillery and short range missiles. Civilian casualties could number in the hundreds of thousands unless something is done to negate that threat. The combination of US/ROK air power and land/naval forces would brunt a full scale invasion by North Korean forces, but how do we avoid the horror of so many innocent South Koreans being killed for what will prove to be the grand finale of the north's despicable regime?
North Korea constantly brays about the inevitability of US military action. It's time we gave them something to worry about. As we wind down in Iraq, adequate forces can be deployed to Korea in a legitimate show of force -- not just the garrisoned cadre, but a full scale deployment of land, air, and sea forces that would demonstrate the resolve of the international community to end the threat coming from the north. It is insanity personified to allow this madman and his regime to hold millions hostage to death or serious injury by weapons of mass destruction. If the citizens of North Korea cannot liberate themselves, it is beyond time the international community -- including China and Russia -- do what is necessary to put evil in its place.