And, it goes without saying, Iranian nukes.
Say what you will about the special role of Islam in the minds of the left, there has been the same textbook approach to North Korea and Iran.
Appeasement, a worthless deal to stop nuclear development that gives a brutal dictatorship money and cover to continue developing its weapons program, and then assurances that we'll have to learn to live with it. So, expect Susan Rice to tell us the same thing about Iran once it's clear that her boss' Iran Deal was as big of a scam as Bill Clinton's North Korean deal.
But that's not the worst part of Rice's smug Times piece. It's the compulsive equivalence of Trump and a murderous Communist dictator. It's the messaging that they're both a problem.
Given the bluster emanating from Pyongyang and Bedminster, N.J., Americans can be forgiven for feeling anxious....
We have long lived with successive Kims’ belligerent and colorful rhetoric — as ambassador to the United Nations in the Obama administration, I came to expect it whenever we passed resolutions. What is unprecedented and especially dangerous this time is the reaction of President Trump.
So the real problem is President Trump.
History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea ...
History shows no such thing as a North Korean nuclear capability on that scale has yet to occur.
First, though we can never legitimize North Korea as a nuclear power, we know it is highly unlikely to relinquish its sizable arsenal because Mr. Kim deems the weapons essential to his regime’s survival.
Once again, Obama Inc. turns the villain into the victim.
Second, to avoid blundering into a costly war, the United States needs to immediately halt the reckless rhetoric. John Kelly, Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, must assert control over the White House, including his boss, and curb the Trump surrogates whipping up Cuban missile crisis fears.
I like that Rice expects Kelly to control the President of the United States.