Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lest We Forget What Appeasement Yields

Sunshine may be the best disinfectant, but that's not the concept that South Korea's previous government, a liberal government, was thinking of when it launched its "Sunshine Policy" toward North Korea. They meant "sunshine" in terms of Happy Happy Love Love - economic assistance, cooperation, engagement, etc. In the English-speaking West, our word for this is "appeasement." Of course, any warmed over appeasement strategy is good for a Nobel Peace Prize and that was just what Kim Dae Jung got. As for the nation of South Korea, it is clear now what they got while ex-President Kim is at home polishing his Nobel - they got a naval boat sunk, few missiles lobbed onto their soil, and about 50 of their countrymen killed. So it is up to the adults in the current South Korean government to clean up the mess and avoid a war. Another command performance by squishy lefties and the abominable Nobel Peace prize committee.


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