Nuclear Illusionist: Obama's 'Moral Authority' Strategy Won't Deter Tehran or Pyongyang

by Benjamin Domenech on 10:26 am April 7, 2009

“Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something.”

So declared President Obama Sunday in Prague regarding North Korea’s missile launch, which America’s U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice added was a direct violation of U.N. resolutions. At which point, the Security Council spent hours debating its nonresponse, thus proving to nuclear proliferators everywhere that rules aren’t binding, violations won’t be punished, and words of warning mean nothing.

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