How do you see a diplomatic deal working out that ends the NK regime?
#18 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG
The deal is live and let live. If they can work with us then we work with them. And if not we do everything we can to undermine them short of war.
If they attack us then we have the right to destroy them, nuclear or otherwise.
Like with all the other countries that have nuclear weapons now.
It's not rocket science. It is about diplomacy.
And diplomacy takes a long time and is hard werk!
Too much werk for Humpy Trumpy. He would rather back himself into a corner where he has very few options apparently. Actual diplomacy cuts into his TV and cheeseburger time.
US Rep. Joe Kennedy criticizes shifting rhetoric from White House on North Korea:
"One of the concerns I have is you're hearing different stories out of senior administration officials as to what the strategy is going to be going forward," Kennedy said. "And that can't happen. We need the administration to get on the same page quickly because the world needs it."
Kennedy said the U.S. must engage diplomatically with Japan, South Korea and China. The U.S. must make sure that sanctions will be enforced and potentially made stronger, including curbing the flow of oil into North Korea.
Kennedy said the U.S. must make clear that "continued belligerence is not going to be tolerated." But at the same time, he worries that Trump's use of military rhetoric is backing the president into a corner.
"We also have to understand that talk of a military solution ... means 25 million people living in the metropolitan Seoul area will be put at risk," Kennedy said. "That's a lot of lives of a strong U.S. ally to say you're expendable. I have grave concerns that message starts to splinter an alliance rather than solidify it."