One point that's
essential to understand about the current North Korea crisis is that while North Korea's leadership is dangerous, reckless and all-around-bad, the US did a lot
to escalate this situation over the last two years through mix of bad policy, two policies, and no policy. As we note below
, that might not have been quite so bad if the administration had any idea how to handle the situation once it reached a boil. Since they don't, it's pretty bad. Today's edition of the DLC's New Dem Daily
gets at some of this point.