The Bush administration yesterday scrambled to repair a rift with South Korea that opened when Seoul proclaimed that North Korea has a right to develop nuclear energy.
They may be an ally, but with allies like this, who needs enemies? Is the government in Seoul so foolish that they believe that North Korea won't beat those peaceful nuclear plowshares into weapons at the first opportunity? Do they believe that their northern neighbor has so changed their ways that history won't ever repeat itself?
No wonder we're redeploying our troops off the border between the two Koreas--there's no sense in protecting a country bent on self destruction. Perhaps now it's time to redeploy them further off the border, and bring them home entirely.