Yep, when the Obama Administration’s envoy to the regional security conference in Singapore was getting ready to leave, he flat out said North Korea’s nuclear test, SEVEN missile tests, it’s end of the 50+yr cease-fire, it’s threat to attack ANY ship trying to contain their weapons sales, and it’s threat to attack the UN if sanctions are imposed….yeah, Gates said they’re not a threat (after raising the threat level of American forces in the region).
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, en route to an annual security summit in Singapore Friday, signaled as much, saying North Korea’s actions so far do not warrant sending more US troops to the region.
“I don’t think that anybody in the [Obama] administration thinks there is a crisis,” Mr. Gates told reporters aboard his military jet early Friday morning, still Thursday night in Washington.
THEN he landed in Singapore, and announced that North Korea IS a threat, and that the US will not stand for a nuclear-armed North Korea. Seriously, could the Obama Administration’s diplomatic handling of the North Korean threat be more incompetent, fragmented, leaderless, ineffective, and (albeit in a dark way) laughable?
“North Korea’s nuclear program and actions constitute a threat to regional peace and security. We unequivocally reaffirm our commitment to the defense of our allies in the region,” Gates said in Singapore
So much for “ready to lead on Day 1.” Pres. Obama got a 3am call months ago, and still hasn’t answered the clue phone let alone the red phone.