U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his country has the military means to destroy North Korea but it will not do so due to the humanitarian cost and the impact on neighbor South Korea.
Obama was interviewed by CBS presenter Charlie Rose during a trip to Germany. Obama said North Korea is “erratic enough” and the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is “irresponsible enough that we don’t want them getting close.”
“We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals… But aside from the humanitarian costs of that, they are right next door to our vital ally,” South Korea, he added.
And what will not doing anything do, Obama?
The dam will burst sooner or later and China will go out of its way not to help the North Koreans it forcibly returned to its vassal state.
Whatever will Obama do if courts rule that the Philippines and not China has legitimate claims in the South China Sea?
(Insert own “Obama is a lying sack of shtacko and a shiftless coward” comment here.)