Credibility Lost As Red Lines Are Crossed
Amajor goal of this Asia trip, said national security adviser H. R. McMaster, is to rally allies to achieve the “complete, veri - arization of the Korean peninsula.” Yet Kim Jong Un has said he will never give up his the survival of his dynastic regime depends upon them.
Hence we are headed for confrontation. Either the U.S.
U.S. leaders continue to draw red lines that threaten acts of war that the nation is must go!” and the warning that any use of chemical weapons would cross his “red line.” Result: After chemical weapons were used, Americans rose in united opposition to a retalia and John Kerry were left with egg all over their faces. And the commensurately damaged.
There was a time when U.S. and we heeded Theodore Roo
After Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in August 1991, George H.W. Bush said simply: “This will not stand.” The world understood that if Saddam did not withdraw from Kuwait, his army would
But in the post-Cold War era, the rhetoric of U.S. statesmen has grown ever more power has declined. Our goal is “ending tyranny in our world,” his second inaugural.
declared, “Iranian militias that against ... ISIS is coming to a close ... need to go home. Any go home.”
The next day, Prime Minis - - No side has the right to inter what Iraqis do.”
This slap comes from a regime that rules as a result of 4,500 U.S. dead, tens of thousands wounded and $1 trillion - ing after 15 years of war.
Earlier that day, Tillerson made a two-hour visit to Afghanistan. There he met Afghan officials in a heavily The New York Times’ Gardiner Harris: “That top American officials must use stealth to enter these countries after more than 15 years of wars, thousands of lives lost and trillions of dollars spent
Such are the fruits of our longest wars, launched with
Anti-war protesters wearing cutouts of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, march after a rally demanding peace of the Korean peninsula near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 5.