"Instead of approaching Pyongyang from a position of strength, President Obama sought to appease the regime with a food-aid deal that proved to be as naive as it was short-lived," said Romney. "This incompetence from the Obama administration has emboldened the North Korean regime and undermined the security of the United States and our allies."
We also have "big threats" from Secretary of State Clinton about what North Korea faces because of their defiance. And the deference the US is showing for the UN is embarrassing. Talk about emasculation of a country's sovereignty.
Clinton and other U.S. officials have said they would cancel plans to send food aid to North Korea and will discuss next steps in the U.N. Security Council if the launch went ahead.Plans should have already been in place and reaction should have been immediate. The same way you should punish your child for an act of defiance. But, this is what happens when you start using Dr. Spock psychology with insane dictators on a power grab. The dictator takes the slap on the wrist and goes off to scheme again. Except, each scheme has a better and better chance of succeeding.