Ed Royce Calls on USA to Stop Pampering North Korea's Plump New Dictator
Ed Royce won praise this week from a national business publication that favors the Orange County congressman's tough North Korean policy stance over the Obama administration's carrot-style diplomacy.
Believing that U.S. officials are being "duped by evil" to continue to supply food to the totalitarian dictatorship in exchange for empty promises, Investor's Business Daily sided with Royce's view that food shipments only strengthen the regime.
Royce recently told a reporter, "Sending more food will just keep the Kim regime's inner circle well-fed."
The paper called the congressman's stance "wise."
Administration officials had hoped that Kim Jong-un, North Korea's new, young ruler, would usher in an era devoid of the childish military threats prone to his father's regime, but in recent weeks it has become apparent that the nuttiness was genetically transferred to junior.
This month, Kim has threatened to test a ballistic missile under the guise of weather satellite purposes but South Korean and American officials worry the rocket's real purpose is to strengthen offensive military capabilities.
What's with the ash mark on the forehead, Mr. Dictator?
Royce, the veteran Republican politician from Fullerton, predicted in December that the new dictator wouldn't institute rationale foreign policy because his firsthand sources from inside North Korea reported that Kim Jong-un had exhibited Jeffrey Dahmer-like traits in his youth: he too liked to torture and then kill small animals.
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