Some anonymous reader asked me my opinion on N. Korea and I sort of formed one for him/her in the comments section of this post. While on the subject, I saw this post on the Mighty Middle by Michael Reynolds that seemed to sum up the situation pretty well.
It seems to me that our country has a myopic and shortsighted view towards foreign policy. It seems to me that we try to solve foreign problems as they come. It seems to me that these problems pop up because of poor foreign policy decisions we've made in the past. I'm no diplomat and I'm no genius, but I think we should think about the global repercussions of our actions.