[Guest post by DRJ]
I’m a fan of rules and consequences, both as a parent and an American, but I don’t think calling North Korea an unruly child is the best way to deal with Kim Jong-Il and his government:
“What we’ve seen is this constant demand for attention,” [Secretary of State Hillary] Clinton, who is in India, said in an interview that aired on Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“And maybe it’s the mother in me or the experience that I’ve had with small children and unruly teenagers and people who are demanding attention — don’t give it to them, they don’t deserve it, they are acting out,” she said.”
I’m afraid it will just make them work harder to meet her low expectations.