It’s because to D.C. and the Press, the real enemy are Republicans and President Trump in particular.
So today, the press seems to be reporting President Trump’s response to North Korea’s threat:
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen.
And today, the quote by Trump is being reported without the context of the original North Korean threat, as if North Korea engaged in some typical saber rattling and President Trump went off the rails and became unhinged.
Let’s remember North Korea’s original threat, in response to escalating sanctions against the North Korean regime by the United Nations:
“We will calculate the price of the U.S heinous crime – which they are committing against our nation and the people – a hundred thousand times,” the Korean language statement reads.
Further, North Korea threatened to bomb Anderson Air Force Base in Guam:
The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base.
(Ironically CNN describes the action by North Korea as “defending” their nuclear program, phrasing the first few paragraphs as if North Korea was some passive innocent party being bullied by the United States.)
So, question for the audience.
We believe North Korea now has the ability to send a nuclear warhead anywhere in Europe and nearly everywhere in the United States.
In response to a direct threat to bomb a U.S. territory–and an implied threat that North Korea could lob a few nuclear warheads into nearly every area in the contiguous United States except the South–how should a President respond?
Well, golly gee that wasn’t a nice thing to say. Hopefully we can de-escalate tensions by talking to the leader of North Korea by apologizing for whatever it is the United States did wrong.
If North Korea bombs U.S. sovereign territory in Guam or, heaven help them, bomb anywhere within the United States itself, we will erase North Korea from the map and sow the land with salt so that nothing can ever grow there again for the next 10,000 years, until even the memory of North Korea is forgotten by man.
Well, when faced with this question, how did Bill Clinton react?
On his weekend visit to South Korea, President Clinton warned that if North Korea developed and used an atomic weapon, “we would quickly and overwhelmingly retaliate.”
“It would mean the end of their country as they know it,” he said.
The problem, of course, is that in the minds of liberal progressives who work for the media and who work in Washington D.C., the enemy is not North Korea. After all, the idea of North Korea bombing Guam is an abstract idea, unthinkable to the media who see the world through the lens of a D.C. Beltway insider.
The enemy is the GOP, and President Trump.
And, as former President Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel once noted, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
And it will always be President Trump.
Right up until the flash and the growing mushroom cloud which murders millions.