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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

North Korea

I've been chewing over the nuclear test for a couple of days now, and I'm thinking I don't really see what all the fuss is about. If North Korea has 13 nuclear warheads and a crazy leader with his finger on the button, America has 10,000 and the same crazy leader with a different name.

Israel has its undisclosed number. India and Pakistan can play chicken over Kashmir. Iran can work on getting them, if they don't have them already.

But really, everybody just wants them to keep the other guys from using them on their home country, and I can't say that, in a crazy world like ours, that's an unreasonable position to take.

I say: let North Korea into the nuclear club, make room at the table, hear what they've got to say, help their people as much as possible, and suck it up: non-proliferation failed this go round.

Until it doesn't make sense for a country to want nuclear bombs, they're all going to try to get them. So that's where the real work lies, and neither bombs nor economic sanctions are going to remove the current incentives. Bombs and economic sanctions are the current incentives.

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