Condi is out doing the tough talk on North Korea, but is she making promises she can’t keep?
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reassured Japan on Wednesday that Washington would stand by a commitment to protect its Asian ally, trying to temper concerns of an Asian nuclear arms race after North Korea’s atomic test.
“The United States has the will and the capability to meet the full range, and I underscore full range, of its deterrent and security commitments to Japan,” Rice told a news conference in Tokyo, the first stop on a quick tour of North Asia.
The United States is worried Japan and South Korea might embark on an Asian arms race in response to North Korea building up a nuclear arsenal — a concern Vice President Dick Cheney warned of two years ago.
“That is why it is extremely important to go out and reaffirm, and reaffirm strongly U.S. defense commitments to Japan and to South Korea,” Rice told reporters traveling with her.
Wow I wish I lived in her America where we had an abundance of military forces. The America I live in can’t even spare some extra helicopters to help fight in Afghanistan (you know – that little war involving the people who actually attacked us). Tomorrow she is going to South Korea to give basically the same speech. So now we are going to protect all of Asia? Hell we can’t even keep our troops safe in Baghdad or protect our own people from Mother Nature. I am sure the leaders of Japan and South Korea know this and will let what Condi says go in one ear and out the other also.