- The Washington Times - Monday, January 15, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, took to “This Week” on ABC to say that it’s America’s fault North Korea has nuclear designs.

This is typical Democrat logic — defending chaos and evil at all costs and pointing fingers at any source that detracts from leftist, progressive culpability.

It’s kind of like blaming Christians for Islamic terrorism. Or faulting taxpayers for inner-city ghettos and gang warfare.

Here’s what Gabbard had to say about America and the quest of North Korea for nuclear warfare, as Breitbart reported: “Our country’s history of regime change wars has led countries like North Korea to develop and hold onto these nuclear weapons because they see it as their only deterrent against regime change. And this is what’s important for President Trump to recognize. It is critical that we end our policies of regime change wars to provide that credible guarantee that the United States is not going to go in and topple the North Korean regime, so that these conversations can begin toward denuclearization.”

This is the type of messaging the ineffective Barack Obama put forth — all talk, all the time, all the while seriously seeing diplomacy as the way to get evil to change its evil spots.

Sorry, Gabbard, that way of thinking is not just naive. It’s dangerous to America and other free societies around the world.

North Korea seeks nuclear weapons as a means of obtaining power and exerting control. Its regime wants to be a major player on the world stage — to advance a closed society rule.

North Korea is not the victim of U.S. policy. North Korea is the victim of its own evil doing — its own dictatorship rule. And North Korean leaders would like nothing more than to take that dictatorship vision and thrust it on a subdued world. Thus, the nuclear development dreams. People like Gabbard only help North Korea achieve the dream by dulling the reality and pressing U.S. leaders to soften get-tough foreign policy platforms.

Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.


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