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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lee to Trump: 'End the war of words' with North Korea

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
War on the Korea peninsula would "catastrophic" and further threatened by talk of nuclear war, Rep. Barbara Lee said during a speech on the House floor Tuesday. "Diplomacy is the only answer. However, President Trump's actions has destabilized this overall process and stopped it before it could ever begin."

Lee took a moment to urge Congress to vote on a "No First Strike" (H.R. 669) bill she co-sponsored with California Rep. Ted Lieu.

"Provoking Kim will not make us any safer, it will only raise the temperature on an already volatile situation," said Lee.

There is no military solution to the conflict with North Korea, she added. "This administration must end the name-calling and the saber-rattling. President Trump must de-escalate his rhetoric before it is too late. Direct talks remain our best chance of ending this conflict peacefully."

Lee has previously advocated for the bill, which was first introduced in January. Following Trump's speech last week to United Nations, in which he again challenged the North Korean dictator, Lee called it an "abdication of values."




3 comments:

  1. Well, thank goodness, she will never be in the room when war decisions are made. She was right on the Iraq war, but she's got it wrong, now. The heightened rhetoric has succeeded in getting China to turn off Rocket Man's only "hard currency" bank accounts. It should only take about a week for him run out of pizza and prostitutes,...and more seriously, his regime will fall apart when he can't afford to give anymore gifts. ... and then we'll see what happens.

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  2. By MW:

    While I hope the present antagonistic situation betwn the US and North Korea does not lead to a nuclear incident and/or a major war, however as far as the "wisdom" of substituting kind talk and gentle negotiations for the hard line that Trump is presently taking, that would only cause Kim to laugh at us and have total contempt for us.

    In other words, Kim is a ranting raving yelling screaming bully and maniac, a scumbag who uses threats, force, and murder to intimidate people, and talking nicely and diplomatically to him would only embolden him still more, and also still further convince him that we are extremely stupid and can be easily pushed around.

    And as far as Barbara Lee, and who is a true blue "liberal" and dependable robot for the Democratic Party's top leadership, accusing someone, and such as for example Donald Trump, of an "abdication of values," that is truly hilarious, since going back to at least the 1910's, in other words not less than about one hundred years ago, the leadership of the Demagogue Party has been nothing more than a collection of frauds, phonies, thieves, con men, scam artists, parasites, and bloodsucking leeches who have pretended to be liberals.

    And lately a lot more of the general public has been starting to realize that, and which is the primary reason the DP has been doing horribly in recent elections.

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