Saturday, June 13, 2009

The triumph of evil

Edmund Burke is often quoted as saying, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

Regardless of whether Edmund Burke ever said this (the statement is disputed), I regard it as axiomatic.

The oppressive and sadistic regime of North Korea is pressing forward with the development of nuclear weapons and with missiles to deliver them. Meanwhile, the United States and the United Nations plead for more negotiations and threaten sanctions which have not worked. And North Korea has mocked both.

Evil in North Korea and in Iran are rapidly triumphing, and "good men" in the United States and elsewhere are basically doing nothing.

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