First, let me say that if there were any country I would support military action against,
That being said, the Bush administration chose a path of military action against
This is especially significant because
This is the specific point of contention amongst most people when it comes to arguments about military action in
Saddam’s program for weapons of mass destruction was probably more advanced than Kim Jong Il’s when the War in
Saddam’s weapons program was a big threat because of his relationship to the terrorist networks. It’s unlikely Saddam would ever have been allowed to build missiles that could target the
However, the lack of any relationship to terrorist networks (so far) makes the threat level smaller. We can only hope that Kim Jong Il isn’t so suicidally crazy that he would drop a nuke on
Ultimately, I would call the North Korean weapons program an attempt to prop up the current regime. In the future, Kim Jong Il may try to sell any weapons to terrorists in order to make money for his destitute country. It is most likely also an attempt to dissuade military action against his country.
This is where I think the major difference lies in the Bush administration’s approach to policy between
The involvement of
All of this makes for a major distinction with
While I’m sure a unified
I’m open to alternative explanations and interpretations of US actions in this area, but this is my best understanding of the situation.