The mainstream media is doing its best to beat the war drums about North Korea.
Just ask MSNBC’s Brian Williams.
As a panel was discussing what the communist country may do, Andrea Mitchell said, “As to a surgical strike, it’s simply not possible.”
“If you saw a missile on a launch pad, which we are not likely to see with as much lead time because now they’re using solid state fuel, they’re using mobile launchers and they on underground rails and hidden targets, but if you did see it ready to launch and had intelligence and maybe you could take something out, and then still risk the retaliatory artillery strike, the (unintelligible) wipe out through conventional weapons most of Soeul, 25 million people, 28,000 American troops, 100,000 American civilians,” Mitchell said.
“But that would the only instance where you might even think about something preemptively,” the journalist said.
Then, stunningly, Williams admitted, “Our job tonight actually is to scare people to death on this subject,” as Mitchell could be seen shaking her head disapprovingly.