In the wake of Joe Biden’s disastrous surrender of Afghanistan to the jihadist Taliban, it’s hard to believe that anyone still thinks we can unilaterally end an “endless” war. Yet, some in Congress are pressing for a “peace agreement” to be concluded with North Korea – as if that would actually terminate the Korean War, rather than invite its violent resumption.
This delusion is at the core of H.R. 3446, the so-called “Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act.” Its sponsors evidently believe North Korea can be trusted to honor such an accord, respect human rights and reunify with South Korea like East Germany did in effectively surrendering to its western counterpart.
Such an agreement will, instead, likely trigger the removal of U.S. forces that have deterred a devastating Korean War 2.0 – and the South’s forced submission.