I can't help but look at the photographs of the Uighers in Bermuda and think of the two US journalists sentenced to twelve year sentences in the labor camps of North Korea (they've already been detained for the past three months). Where are our priorities? How can a mostly powerless country like North Korea do this to our citizens while firing ICBMs over Japan?
I do not advocate for the interventionism suggested in this editorial, but I think the general thrust is spot on. We are losing battles that we don't even know are going on and by doing so, creating a power vacuum.
If Obama wants to turn the page on diplomacy, that's fine and I'd look forward to the results. However, there is a line in the sand. If you threaten the United States or our citizens, you've crossed it. This line has been in existence for at least the past 50 years. We are giving up these positions so that Obama can have this: