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Absurdity over North Korea

Dear Editor:The prospect of the North Koreans testing a long range missile seems to have brought out the stupidity in nearly everyone. Former defense secretary William Perry says we should bomb the missile launch site. He does not tell us what he thinks the response of the North Koreans would be. They have the capacity with or without nuclear weapons to flatten Seoul. What then? It has been suggested that we shoot the missile down. This appeals to me because it would very likely show what an absurdity the ABM system is. Billions have been spent and as far as I can see it has not been able to shoot anything down. Cheney, yes him, says we should use diplomacy but not if it involves bilateral talks with the North Koreans. That would “reward” them. One hopes, no doubt in vain, that the adults will appear and send these children off to bed.Jeremy BernsteinAspen

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