On Tuesday, the Washington Post released a report suggesting our intel agencies had determined that North Korea is capable of building miniaturized, nuclear warheads to put on missiles. However, there’s apparently much more to this than what the WaPo report revealed.
According to Fox News:
Tuesday’s bombshell Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013. The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time.
Hmmm. You don’t say. Now, why on earth would the Obama administration have done such a thing? Well…
The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president. Obama officials tried to downplay the DIA assessment to prevent it from being used to force the president to employ a more assertive North Korea policy.
Oh, those pesky, inconvenient facts!
While it’s unfortunate the “strategic patience” policy was passively dumped into Trump’s lap, we’re fortunate that he realizes this and is aggressively doing something about it.
Nevertheless, those on the left aren’t very keen on his aggressive tone, but make no mistake about it: The downplaying stops here.
And honestly, at this point, what other choice does Trump have?