I don't know if you remember back to this entry, but I pointed out that the US was in process of deploying an interceptor missile system in Japan.
Check out what CNN is saying today:
The U.S. is considering deploying its advanced Patriot missile defense system near Tokyo after North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Who's the crazy one, again?
you know, i went ahead and posted a response to this on my blog. basically i am for defensive maneuvering on the part of the US. in fact, i think that the US has a moral obligation to strengthen the defense of their allies (Japan, South Korea and Australia) and their territories (mainly my island - Guam).
Also, I think we need to consider preemptive strikes against North Korea. I have never been for preemptive strikes but the threat from North Korea is very real and is not only a bush invention. Even the Clinton Administration recognized the threat (i think secretary William Perry even wrote and spoke about it).
What it comes down to is that an aggressive state who had been a member of the non-proliferation agreement has developed a nuclear weapon with clear intention and indication that they will use it against the interests of the united states. This is the most concrete threat to security the US has seen since the 80's and it would be stupid for us not to take considerable precaution against the threat.
- Posted by nabiy (Guest) on October 29, 2006 at 07:41:45PM
I'm really not going to outline what I think needs done, for fear that it will happen and I'll be labeled as a spy or whatever. I can tell you that it has touches of your thoughts mixed in, though.
- Posted by tim (Guest) on October 29, 2006 at 08:25:01PM
Oh, and nabiy... If you conjure up a little button like I've got for l0gic.net and m4tt.net, I'll add it to my sidebar.
- Posted by tim (Guest) on October 29, 2006 at 08:25:38PM