Axis of Evil

George W. Bush's term "Axis of Evil" which he uses to describe a trio of countries, including Iraq, Iran, and North Korea is inappropriate regarding North Korea. In North Korea's case this term only promises to escalate tension between the United States and North Korea. This term has locked the United States – North Korean foreign policy at an enemy stance. It encourages a weapons race with North Korea as it heightensNorth Korea's fear of being attacked by the United States. Referring to North Korea as an evil terrorist, and aligning their country with the other countries that are the focus of the United State's antiterrorism campaign, causes tension and debate throughout the two nations and the rest of the world that can be prevented.
Placing the term "evil" on a country has many grave side consequences. In his 2002 State of the Union address George W. Bush stated, "North Korea is a regime arming with missiles of mass destruction, while starving its citizens…. States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world." Calling North Korea "evil" has made our attempt to pursue peaceful diplomatic solutions to dangerous threats nearly impossible. As Joseph Montville, a retired foreign service officer, said in an interview on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, "The trouble with evil is that you can not make a deal with it; you have to kill it. Once you have put a state of people in the category of evil, you appear to be setting them up for some serious punishment."North Korea has always posed a security threat to the United States. North Korea refuses to disarm because nuclear weapons are the only power they
have, due to their lack of natural resources and exports. Now, with the United States posing as a serious threat to North Korea their fear and security concerns have only wors

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