As the North Korea situation escalates, the Left is seeking to place blame on President Trump. As Breitbart reports, this week the mainstream media has been creating hysteria, accusing the president of provoking World War III.
However, North Korea’s now-advanced nuclear weapons capabilities have come about as a result of failures by the last three administrations. The Washington Examiner observes that Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, has surprisingly admitted that Obama’s North Korea policies led to the current dilemma. She went so far as to say, “You can call it a failure. I accept that characterization of the efforts of the United States over the last two decades.”
Tensions between the US and Kim Jong-un’s regime are at an all-time high due to North Korea’s repeated missile tests. Intelligence suggests that North Korea’s missile systems are advancing faster than previously believed.
In light of these events, the mainstream media has heavily criticized Trump for perceived provocations, neglecting the fact that his statements of American strength have come in response to North Korean aggression.
In the face of North Korea’s threat against Guam, President Trump wrote on Twitter, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully, Kim Jong-un will find another path!”
The president said on Wednesday that if North Korea crossed the line, they would incur “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” CNN reported. Media pundits on liberal outlets have been critical of Trump’s rhetoric.
The media, not surprisingly, failed to address what they would consider appropriate rhetoric in the face of a nuclear power threatening a US territory. It’s true that past administrations have taken a passive attitude toward North Korea–and those policies have created the present situation.
Shockingly, Susan Rice acknowledged that Obama failed to curtail North Korea’s nuclear program. By extension, it was also Rice’s failure, as she served in the position of National Security Advisor for Obama. Rice spoke very candidly about the end result of the Obama administration’s dealings with North Korea, which abided by the precept of “strategic patience.”
“The fact of the matter is, that despite all of those efforts, the North Korean regime has been able to succeed in progressing with its program, both nuclear and missile.” Rice then went on to state that America must now decide how to proceed. However, in a New York Times editorial, Rice called on the Trump administration to learn to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea.
The previous three presidents took a position of inaction and procrastination with regard to North Korea, leaving the problem to their successors. As Christian News Alerts reported, Trump called for definitive action on North Korea back in 1999.
That was before the Kim regime successfully tested its first nuclear weapon–which they built with funds and nuclear technology provided by then-President Bill Clinton. Obama put the problem squarely in Trump’s lap.
Despite the media’s attacks, Trump must now use strength to counteract the threat created by Obama’s “strategic patience.”