It seems like only an hour ago we last spoke of North Korea, but here we go again. Did you know that Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom’s new SecDef-in-Waiting is a Dick Cheney hawk? Read:
While Carter is likely to garner support from a majority of senators, he has in the past advocated preemptive strikes against North Korea, which continues to this day to carry out advanced missile work.
Carter, in 2006, called on the Bush administration to launch offensive strikes against North Korean missile sites, urging the former president in a Washington Post op-ed to “immediately make clear its intention to strike and destroy the North Korean Taepodong missile before it can be launched.”
“Should the United States allow a country openly hostile to it and armed with nuclear weapons to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons to U.S. soil?” Carter asked in a piece jointly written with former Secretary of Defense William Perry. “We believe not.”
Ladies and gentlemen, that is how desperate the White House is to get someone, anyone to act (and I do mean act) as the new Secretary of Defense — they’ll take someone who went full Dick Cheney.
And everyone knows you never go full Dick Cheney.