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Each week, the editor’s of LA Progressive pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Bill Eisen, who commented on Murray Polner's "Trump's War"

In terms of their starving population North Korea is not only a third world country but one of the poorest countries in the world. But it does have nukes with which it can threaten which ever country it chooses and it seems like it is pointing its nukes at the U.S.

So what’s our response? Modernize our already huge inventory of nuclear weapons capable of striking any place on earth? But that’s hardly a deterrent to the North Koreans. And neither is our contention that all options are on the table. They’ve always been on the table so such statements are virtually meaningless.

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So does our response continue to be no response at all? Let whatever happens happen? I think that when we have options concerning a real – and not imagined – threat to our well being that doing nothing is the worst option.

So are we to postpone addressing the issue until something terrible happens like, for example, we are struck with a nuclear weapon purchased from North Korea by a terrorist group?