Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's All On You, World...

This administration's Foriegn Policy shift has come to rest on the idea that the ball is in the world's court.


Someone may, from time to time, frown upon the lack of results that come from a "tough talk" style of diplomacy, but for the most part, we are going to continue down the path of pacifist placation and appeasement. 

To whit:

When confronted by a North Korean "Space Development" launch ostensibly to honor their Dear Leader's 67th birthday, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton said,

"If North Korea abides by the obligations it has already entered into and verifiably and completely eliminates its nuclear program, then there will be a reciprocal response certainly from the United States," she said. "It is truly up to the North Koreans." ~ from the AP 

That will fix it. Leave it to Pyongyang, the bastion of Eastern Sanity. 

If they don't stop building a nuke and testing missiles over Japan, well, we'll talk at them some more. 

Iran can keep doing whatever it wants to, too. 

"Specialist: Iran has already achieved nuclear weapons capability 
HERZLIYA, Israel -- A Russian nuclear proliferation expert contradicted a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate, telling a conference here that Iran has developed the capability to produce and fire nuclear weapons. "Iran already has nuclear capabilities," [Ret.] Gen. Vladimir Dvorkin Dvorkin said on Feb. 4 in a speech to the the annual Herzliya Conference. He also said that said Iran has engineered its latest missiles, enabling them to contain a nuclear warhead. In a sharp departure from the U.S. NIE in late 2007, the Russian analyst said Teheran acquired most of the components needed for a nuclear bomb as early as 2003." ~
Geostrategy Direct 

Its not worth real action. Right?