Bush' warhawk and paranoid advisers following 9/11 did this. Hopefully Trump does not follow suit the wrong path
“The Libyan model was a much different model. We decimated that country. We never said to Gaddafi, ‘Oh, we're going to give you protection’,” he said. “We went in and decimated him, and we did the same thing with Iraq” is what Trump said. Frankly, it's counter productive. In 2003 Qadaffi quit trying to develop nukes and allowed inspectors in. In 2011 he was dead in a ditch because of a NATO sponsored coup. If you want to talk productively to KJU, you don't go around reminding him of what happened to guys without nukes who decided to let the US in.
Did Trump really say that? Haven't heard cancellation of their meeting yet so we still have hope
You destroy your own point with your Trump Derangement. You had me for awwhile on inconsistent U.S. foreign policy. However, You fail to mention that Kim Jun Un essentially runs a militarized Gulag. Second you kind of gloss over the fact that the Administration that walked away from Ghadaffi was The Obama Admin and his Secty of State Hillary Clinton... Important points before you refer to Trump as a "buffoon." The worst was suggesting that Russia (an oligarchal dictatorship), led by Putin - (architect of the destruction of Syria)would be a good mediator!
You are right about one thing though. If the U.S. makes Kim Jun Un feel like he's surrendering, things will go badly.