The United States currently has about 200,000 troops deployed in 117 countries. We have a national debt that is 20 trillion dollars and rising. Our current president wisely spoke of a financial bubble that is about to burst.
Yet we are sending more of our finest citizens toward North Korea. The question is why?
We heard that we needed to knock the hell out of ISIS. And most us who were as concerned about our domestic circumstances were okay with that. But I think most people thought we’d start at home. Fort Hood, Boston and San Bernadino were targets for radical sleeper cells.
Syria has also clouded this fog. We have troops all over the middle east. The sign from ten years ago that said “Mission Accomplished” should have read “To Be Continued”. The Deplorable crowd wanted a safer place at home first. Meaning safe communities. It’s difficult to convince someone in the rust belt that bombing goat herders is a way to keep them safe. But this is where we are.
North Korea opens up a whole new 66 year old can of worms. We supposedly never ended the Korean war. It was only a ceasefire. Meaning we can resume at any time without getting any congressional oversight. Quite frankly, that sucks. The congress ought to be consulted when we embark on more imperialism.
Most people want a robust military that is ready to fight. But most also want their to be a credible threat. Kim Jun-Un is not a credible threat. He is a little boy in a somewhat grown up body who wants attention from the United States. And now he is getting it. Coincidentally, most of other big players, China, Russia, India and Great Britain have shown much less enthusiasm about taking on the mental midget from Pyongyang.
The United States will never ever be an economic superpower again unless we find a way to disengage from every world conflict that doesn’t pertain to our vital national interests. This is political suicide for Donald Trump if he continues down this road. And it’s far worse for the men and women who protect this country and will be asked once again to fight somewhere from from the homeland.