Monday, 9 October 2006

Bush actually shows restraint regarding North Korea

President Bush has, for the first time in a long presidency of swift military action, actually shown a degree of restraint in addressing a rising nuclear nation. 

While he did respond to North Korea's nuclear testing with threatening rhetoric, he did not vow unilateral invasion of the scale that Afghanistan and Iraq have recently and consistently seen.According to the AP he said:
"Once again, North Korea has defied the will of the international community, and the international community will respond"
Additionally, the administration tempered these remarks with a surprisingly nonmilitary solution. The same AP story says:
At the United Nations, the U.S. proposed stringent sanctions, including a trade ban on military and luxury items, the power to inspect all cargo entering or leaving the country, and freezing assets connected with its weapons programs.

While I'm skeptical, I still pray that this can be resolved in a third way, the way of peace that Christ demands.

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