The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Peace Prize

Bloomberg Politics reports:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed Friday to finally end a seven-decade war this year, and pursue the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed the move, tweeting --

KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!

Kim and Moon embraced after signing the deal during a historic meeting on their militarized border, the first time a North Korean leader set foot on the southern side. They announced plans to replace the 1953 armistice that ended hostilities with a peace treaty by year’s end.
All of this is VERY preliminary and may very well fall apart, but it is an historic event, one that has been unachievable for well over 70 years; one that has eluded every U.S. President since the Korean War in the 50s.

I seem to recall not so long ago that the four constituencies, all members of the elites, kept telling us that Donald Trump's words and actions with respect to Kim Jong Un and North Korea would lead to war, that harsh talk was counter-productive and dangerous, that calling Kim "Rocket Man" was horrible, an affront to diplomacy and common decency, that China would never help a Neanderthal like Trump, that ...

And now ... I won't hold my breadth waiting for virtually every Democrat and their trained hamsters in the media, almost every #NeverTrump member of the GOP (John McCain and Bill Kristol come to mind) and a majority of the State Department bureacracy to apologize or at least to admit that they were wrong.

If a peaceful settlement and denuclearization does come to pass (and that's a very big IF), I have to wonder whether the Nobel Peace Prize committee that awarded a Peace Price to the previous president for doing exactly nothing, might consider awarding a Peace Prize to Trump.

Nah, that's not possible. After all, Trump's a warmonger and a Neanderthal ... just ask the elites.


And now, the majority of the elites in the four constituencies tell us that Trump should never, ever, ever cancel the infamous Iran Deal—an agreement so bad that it an embarrassment to the West; a deal without any meaningful enforcement mechanisms; a deal so ineffective that Iran continues to develop ICBMs and will have nukes in less than 10 years and maybe much sooner; a deal so venal and desperate that it gave Iran billions that allowed them to create havoc throughout the Middle East. That bad things will happen if Trump acts. That talking tough to the world's largest sponsor of Islamic terror is far too direct, that the deal "for all it flaws" is better than no deal at all. Gosh, I guess after the elites prescient advice on North Korea, Trump should defer to their copious wisdom ... right?