U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned North Korea on Saturday that the United States would respond quickly if moves by the communist government threaten America or its Asian allies.
"We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in Asia -- or on us," Gates said in prepared remarks to an annual international meeting of defense and security officials from Asia and the Pacific Rim.
It nice to see someone in the Obama administration stand up to the North Korean crackpot. Of course, it would be the one holdover from the Bush team.
My main question is where is President Obama during all of this? Why isn't he speaking out against Kim's threats against not only South Korea but the US as well. If a madman is threatening our men and women stationed in South Korea and possibly Hawaii and Alaska, I would expect our president to protect us like Bush did for the last 7 years. People may have not like some of his tactics, but they worked.
It is no coincidence that the Dear Leader waited until Obama was in office to start making these kind of threats. After all, it was predicted by Biden before the election that the despots of the world would test him. This is Obama's major six-month exam.