Coming under the heading of Oh, Freaking Hell In A Handbasket…
Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) has just said that any war with North Korea would be short but incredibly bloody. According to the Atlantic, the term he used was “mass casualties the likes of which the planet has never seen.”
Okay, that’s pretty scary. What’s even scarier, though, is that he seems to be hinting that such a war is inevitable, at least if Kim Jong Un doesn’t mend his ways. In fact, it seems like the Senator is saying that if Kim doesn’t give up his nuclear arms…and pretty darn soon…then the USA might be forced to stage something in the nature of a pre-emptive strike.
Isn’t it fascinating the way that comfortable GOP Senators in Washington can discuss things like “mass casualties the likes of which the planet has never seen” and not seem particularly freaked out by it? Wonder if Risch would be quite so willing to think about the unthinkable if he thought he might be one of the “mass casualties.”