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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Who's really the boss on the Korean Peninsula?

The Obama administration is playing with fire by threatening an act of war against North Korea which has so many American troops in its gun sights. . . .

Kim Jong-il has picked his time well. Iraq is heating up again. At least fifty thousand US troops are slated to remain there at least until 2011. The war in Afghanistan and now Pakistan – or Afpak – is going very badly for the US, which is rushing more troops there. Washington has provoked a volcanic upheaval in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. The US is bankrupt and living on borrowed money. What better time to show who is really boss on the Korean Peninsula.
-- from "OK Mr. Gates. What Now?" by Eric Margolis.

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