Like so many people, I was deeply shocked to hear last week that President Trump will be meeting sometime in the next few weeks with perhaps one of the most evil men in the history of the world. Who would have thought these two would be meeting after some of the insults thrown at each other during the past year? But this meeting is all but certain to take place and might be one of the most highly anticipated meetings ever between two world leaders and I have to give the Trump administration a huge amount of praise for getting the ball rolling on this problem that has been continually kicked down the road.
Of all the countries in the world that threaten world peace, I have to put North Korea at the top of the list. The thought of this rogue nation having nuclear capabilities should be of huge concern to any human being in the world. It should be the number one foreign policy priority of any president. Kim Jong Un only increased these concerns in the past year with his uncalled for nuclear missile launches, thus putting the safety of many nations at risk. Fortunately, we finally have a leader in the White House who is not backing down and is willing, along with many of our allies, to impose tough economic sanctions on this ruthless dictator.
The United States should always be the leader in dealing with nut cases like Kim Jong Un. That is what “peace through strength” is all about. Just a few months ago, many people criticized Trump for potentially provoking a madman. Some folks were even comparing Trump to Kim Jung Un and were extremely worried that a couple of crazy men would get us involved in a nuclear war. But as has been the case so often in history, playing footsies with evil dictators is not the right course of action to take. Trump’s hard-line approach and pressure on North Korea seems to be working at this point.
Solving this North Korea nuclear issue would be a huge victory for President Trump and his administration. But more importantly, the world would be a much safer place to live in and that is what I am most pleased about when hearing that a potential meeting will take place. Whether you like Trump or not, you have to agree with that.