Meh, it can also polarise a population into for & against, like the anti-Vietnam movement Kennedy and Johnson faced. It kind of worked for Nixon, but the way it worked sort of undermines your argument because he only prolonged the war so he could get elected on the platform of opposing the war.aardvark_admin wrote:Wars are great things for incumbent leaders. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is a mantra that kicks in at such times and if Trump were to take the USA into war with North Korea then virtually all of the internal politics would vanish, as people focused on the common enemy and its elimination.
Whose estimate is that? It seems a lot higher than other estimates I have seen. Rummel estimated 2.5 million war casualties for both sides, and perhaps another 1.5 mil in the repression and democide under Kim Il-sung.JonL wrote:Hey....the US ( and it's allies) killed an estimated 5,000,000 North Koreans in their last war there
Screw wrote:Kimmie hasn't got a missile capable of hitting the USA yet. Any conflict between the US and N. Korea would involve China as NK borders China. Kimmie has every right to be paranoid but.
Yup, war is good for the US economy as they can't outsource weapon making to China! Plenty of work for those in that industry.
hagfish wrote:To my mind, North Korea's greatest deterrent isn't it's nuclear weapons, it's the 25 million starving, brain-washed people. China is going to kick that can as far down the road as possible - they don't want an influx of millions of desperate, uneducated North Koreans. China will carry on throwing rice and Cognac at the problem as long as possible.
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