Let no one ever intimate that we Americans can't be as flippant about threats to bomb things as Kim Jong-un. As North Korea ratchets its rhetoric to a 732 (on a 2,500-point scale), Senator Jim Inhofe and the Buffalo Bills' Stevie Johnson got in on the act, too.
Speaking to NewsMax (of course), Inhofe, the senior senator from Oklahoma, presented his case.
The guy that runs that show up there [Ed. Note: that would be Kim Jong-Un] is just as bad as his daddy was. He's not reliable in terms of what he might do and what he might say. … I think he's deranged.
Fair critique. Who would just willy-nilly threaten to bomb another country? Clear sign of derangement. Inhofe continued.
I think we should prepared to do [a pre-emptive strike] right now. We do have … capability out there right now with the F-22s and the battleships. And I think something of a preemptive strike, something like that, would get their attention.
Yes, it probably would. Whether or not Inhofe was standing in front of a large map covered with lines pointing at North Korea is unknown.
Meanwhile, Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo Bills offered a more sober take.
War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea........but if y'all do bomb 1st... Bomb Foxboro, Mass. Sincerely,#BillsMafia— STVN (@StevieJohnson13) April 3, 2013
Foxboro, Massachusetts, is the capital city of another disturbing empire: the New England Patriots. Johnson perhaps hates the Patriots because the Pats have won 63 of the 104 times the two teams have played.