On Tuesday the New York Post went there, publishing an Op-Ed openly calling for a pre-emptive U.S. military strike against North Korea.
Penned by Fox News’ Strategic Analyst Ralph Peters on Labor Day, the piece carried the muscular title, “The moral answer to North Korea threats: Take them out!”
In his opening graf, Peters said it would be better for a million North Koreans to die if it could spare a thousand American lives.
Better a million dead North Koreans than a thousand dead Americans. The fundamental reason our government exists is to protect our people and our territory. Everything else is a grace note. And the words we never should hear in regard to North Korea’s nuclear threats are “We should’ve done something.”
And it went from there.
The basic nut of the argument follows that the threat of North Korean aggression is so great, it requires a pre-emptive strike and that it would be immoral to continue dithering and risk American lives.
When we’re threatened with nuclear destruction by North Korea, a military response is not unethical. Rather, inviting a North Korean attack by hesitating endlessly — then witnessing the slaughter of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of our citizens — would be unethical and immoral.
The Op-Ed is hardly the first time Peters — a Fox News regular — has raised eyebrows. He previously appeared in the digital ink of this website after suggesting Tucker Carlson was Nazi apologist and for calling President Obama as “pussy.”
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