From Liberal Arts Mafia: N. Korea next to hear U.S. war drum

A senior Pentagon adviser has given details of a war strategy for invading North Korea and toppling its regime within 30 to 60 days, adding muscle to a lobbying campaign by U.S. hawks urging a pre-emptive military strike against Pyongyang’s nuclear facilities.

Boy, that sounds realistic.

Less than four months after the end of the Iraq war, the war drums in Washington have begun pounding again. A growing number of influential U.S. leaders are talking openly of military action against North Korea to destroy its nuclear-weapons program, and even those who prefer negotiations are warning of the mounting danger of war.

You know, we may have declared the war over but our soldiers are still dying every day. Even once the violience subsides, we still have a lot of rebuilding to do. How can we afford to rebuild yet another country (Afghanistan, anyone?).

Military conflict in the Korean peninsula could trigger a catastrophe, not only because of the suspected presence of nuclear bombs in North Korea, but also because of the 11,000 North Korean artillery weapons along the border that could inflict death and destruction on millions of people in the South Korean capital, Seoul, which is within artillery range of the North’s guns.

Words fail me. Utterly. What on earth are we thinking of doing now? Thousands of dead Iraqi civilians were not enough?