Drudge linked to an article on the conservative website cnsnews.com rehashing some old quotes by Secretary of State John Kerry against missile defense back in 1986. Fair enough. The guy’s a hypocrite. He made his name as an anti-war Vietnam Vet and since 9/11 he’s basically supported every war (except for the one famous vote where he voted against funding Iraq for dubious reasons). Now that he’s Secretary of the Empire he’s overseeing diplomacy for a regime using that same missile defense system he was against nearly 30 years ago.
But what I want to briefly discuss are the absurd comments left by people who I’m sure consider themselves “conservatives.” The bulk of them are suggesting Obama is weak or a “communist” for not attacking North Korea over the silly threats made by that country’s dictator. Since when is it conservative to advocate a war on behalf of wealthy Asian countries? Since when is it conservative for Americans to have billions of their stolen tax dollars used to defend wealthy Asian countries. I’m talking here about South Korea and Japan which could easily afford their own defense and would almost certainly defeat North Korea in a war without American help. It would be a very bloody and devastating war, but isn’t that all the more reason for American conservatives to want to stay out? Why would they want American soldiers to die for South Korea? Those that suggest North Korea could attack the United States are just plain stupid. I can’t even say ignorant. They are stupid because they haven’t even allowed themselves to use common sense on the matter. North Korea has no significant Navy or Air Force and no way of shooting a Nuclear Weapon that far. They only have 2 or 3. Would they really waste them trying to hit Alaska when it’s more likely it would end up in the Ocean somewhere?
These fake Rush Limbaugh/George Bush conservatives need a history lesson. The Korean war was launched by a New Deal Democrat named Harry Truman who didn’t even bother to ask permission from the Congress. He claimed he didn’t have to because he had authority from the United Nations. This is the same UN that conservatives constantly say the US should withdraw from and kick out of New York. He did not intervene on this far away peninsula because North Korea was any kind of threat to the United States, but because he was concerned about communism spreading to Japan. This is the same Japan that five years earlier he had assured the American people was pure evil, and he needed to murder hundreds of thousands of their civilians rather than let them surrender so they could never threaten America again. It was a Republican named Dwight Eisenhower who came in and ended that dreadful war without winning it because he was sane enough to know it wasn’t in his country’s interest to keep wasting money and lives on some 3rd world country no Americans could find on a map. I guess Ike was a traitor, weak on defense, or a communist based on current conservative reasoning.