Letter to the Editor
Fortunately for the world North Korea’s missile test was a failure. The problem however is that the United States is powerless to do anything about it. In the past America was a trusted nation in the world community that had the power to bring nations together and create a unified world consensus as to what to do about the world’s crazy leaders. But that is no longer the case. America no longer has a trusted status in the world community because of our crazy leader.
In 2003 America invaded and occupied Iraq without the support and agreement of the world. In an act of defiance against United Nations authority we showed the world that we can do whatever we want. Then we started setting up secret prisons to torture people and declared that America will not follow the Geneva Conventions and honor international treaties that we have agreed to. Because of this America no longer has the trust of the world community and can not lead the would like it once had.
So now when we come crawling back to the United Nations calling for resolutions regarding nuclear proliferation we are neither respected nor trusted. We are in fact seen in the same light as Iran and North Korea as a nation with bombs that is out of control. There is a price to pay for thumbing our noses at the world community and we are now paying that price. Our military is overextended, our economy is weak, and no one likes us anymore.