Monday, April 6, 2009


Politico runs a story by Harry Siegel that a majority of Americans favor the use of military force in preventing North Korea from obtaining or developing intercontinental rockets. This is plain craziness. Drop bombs on people in North Korea because their leaders fire a missile with the ostensible purpose of launching a communications satellite.

Writes Siegel:

"American voters across lines of age, party and gender support a military approach to eliminate North Korea's nuclear capabilities, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Sunday morning — and conducted in the two days prior to North Korea's test missile launch on Saturday.

"The poll shows that 57 percent of all voters support such a response, while just 15 percent oppose it. A military response is favored by a majority in both parties — 66 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats — and by 57 percent of both men and women.

"A majority of respondents, 51 percent, also oppose the U.S. offering economic aid to North Korea in exchange for it agreeing to dismantle its nuclear program."

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