Sixty-five years after the end of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula, North and South Korea remain officially at war.
And that's a good thing. After all, those 25,000 US soldiers and sailors and airmen who call South Korea home soak up a goodly slice of America's bloated military budget. Take Korea out of the US military budget and there'd be a lot of hurtin' accounts receivable amongst your top shelf military provisioners.
And you know what that means, don't you? Job losses in the homeland!
North Korea has been an essential rationale for at least some of that insane military spending the warmongers rely on for their bread and truffles. Why is Trump in such a rush to reduce demand for the products of the Military-Industrial Complex when no other enemy is in sight to take its place?
Truth be told, all of Korea would have been way better off had the Yanks just packed up and left after their ill-fated attempt to conquer the Korean Peninsula ended in a draw in 1953. And if the American Empire was about peace and US security, that unfortunate war wouldn't have happened in the first place.
Then again, I could be wrong about that "no other enemy in sight" part.
Those 25,000 men and women in uniform who call Korea home could come in handy when we get serious about restoring democracy to Iran.