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How to Free North Korea

Do you ever get the feeling there is no real leadership in the free world today?

Are Western officials hanging us all with the noose of political correctness?

Where are the creative ideas for overthrowing the tyrants, regaining respect for America and knocking our enemies for a loop?

Washington is filled with people who believe we can negotiate ourselves to freedom and security. They seem to accept that America should be limited to defending itself and following the rules of engagement lesser powers have established for us. Too many in the U.S. State Department — and even the Defense Department — place a priority on stability over actions that can free millions of our brothers and sisters living in bondage.

Let me give you an example of how we could overthrow one tin-pot dictator — one who is aiding our Islamofascist enemies with weaponry and technology.

I refer to Kim Jong-Il, the diminutive, nuclear-armed potentate of North Korea.

Conventional wisdom in Washington suggests we need China’s help in declawing this little beast. We’re told we need more six-party talks. It is suggested we need better diplomacy. Maybe we need to bribe the little bugger, some say.

What no one in Washington talks about is a simple formula for total victory in North Korea — the ouster of Kim, the freeing of millions, the saving of countless starving lives, the reunification of Korea and a big setback for all of America’s enemies around the globe.

I believe it can be accomplished without the United States firing a shot.

Here’s my idea, developed in conjunction with my buddy, Franklin Raff, the pre-eminent talk-radio producer in the world today.

North Koreans cannot be happy under the Stalinist control of Kim. Millions have already died of starvation. But the people are disarmed and face the wrath of a million-man army if rebellion should ever be considered.

I say forget about talking to Kim.

I say forget about considering plans for invading North Korea.

I say there’s an alternative to bombing the country’s nuclear installations to prevent a future holocaust.

Let’s try bombing the people with support. Let’s try carpet-bombing North Korea with food, with small arms and munitions and the instructions they need to overthrow the little bouffant despot. Let’s try extending our hands in love to the people of North Korea. Let’s let them know where these gifts come from and why.

We might even want to drop in a few brave advisers to give the people the guidance they need to strike out effectively in taking back their country.

Would it work? I don’t know. But I do believe such daring campaigns are worth a try. What do we have to lose?

Could anyone argue that the cause is not just?

Would our critics justify the continued mass starvation that has taken place in North Korea for years as a means of maintaining control over the population?

A worst-case scenario is the effort fails. Would we be worse off than we are now? We will still need to rid ourselves of this menace. And, believe me, he cannot be bought off. He cannot be reasoned with. He cannot be cured of his anti-American rage.

And imagine if it worked.

Can you imagine how such a victory would encourage other oppressed people throughout the world — people in Iran, Sudan, Syria and Lebanon for starters.

Pulling off this inexpensive little miracle could give America a quantum boost in prestige and respect around the world. It could redefine the balance of power. It could restore the morale of the beleaguered West.

So why not take some chances? Why not roll the dice? Why not be aggressive? Why not get on offense against our enemies before they become strong and united against us?

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Mr. Farah is a nationally syndicated columnist.

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