Michael Scheuer, a Fox News “terrorism expert,” during a discussion on Fox and Friends this evening called for the U.S. to act “like a superpower,” and “destroy” North Korea’s Navy.
While discussing North Korea’s attack on a South Korean island, Scheuer also said that the U.S. should have attacked North Korea “months ago” when “they sank that North Korean or South Korean boat.”
Host Brian Kilmeade begins by asking, “Michael, first off, what message did North Korea send, and what message can we send back as the chief ally to South Korea, this morning after they sent fire into that island last night?”
“I think the message they sent was they don’t believe we’re going to defend the South Koreans to any great extent,” explains Scheuer. “The message we should have sent when they sank that North Korean boat or South Korean boat several months ago was we should have destroyed as much of North Korean Navy as we could immediately. I also suspect that we should have destroyed, had been ready to hit them again this morning because now the media and the politicians will talk their way out of defending South Korea and let the North Koreans get away with another act of war.”
“So, the heck with what China thinks? Just go take them out because we are assigned…we are an assigned defender of South Korea?” queries Kilmeade.
Scheuer continues, “We need to act as what we are. We are a superpower, we have interests of our own and the North Koreans can do without a navy for a while. They can rebuild it. Instead of spending money on nuclear stuff, they can build new boats.”
“Yeah, let their people starve,” adds Kilmeade.
Echoing the attack North Korea sentiment today, conservative blogger Glenn Reynolds wrote, “If they start anything, I say nuke ‘em. And not with just a few bombs. They’ve caused enough trouble — and it would be a useful lesson for Iran, too. We can’t afford another Korean war, but hey, we’re already dismantling warheads. . . .”
President Obama spoke earlier today on the tenuous situation, and affirmed that South Korea is “one of our most important allies” and “a cornerstone of U.S. security in the Pacific region.”
The following video is Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends that originally aired on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 and is courtesy of Media Matters.