Of Foreign Relations and Testosterone

“Foreign relations, to a great extent, has a lot of male testosterone involved,” U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said April 4 in San Francisco.

The comment by the senior senator from California came during an answer to a question about tensions In North Korea at the University of California at Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies annual Salon Gala dinner. 

North Korea worried her more than Iran, at leas t at the moment, Feinstein said.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un

 “Iran doesn’t have a missile that can hit the United States. North Korea does.”

Leaving the impoverished country with its massive military force in “isolation” only fuels the defiance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Feinstein said.

“If you think the guy may be unstable then you worry about (the situation) more.”

Feinstein also suggested that having President Obama to speak personally with the North Korean leader.

“We know they have nuclear weapons. Why not?” Feinstein said. “Like anything, you have to work it.”


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  1. Kim Jong-Un needs to feed his people. Why aren’t we as outraged about the decades of famine and death that have ravaged North Korea? Maybe we can literally turn arms into plowshares and help them truly join the 21st Century, not from nukes but from rice production!

    Comment by ThinkChick — 4.08.2013 @ 6:29 pm

  2. Here’s the truth – this guy, like his father before him, doesn’t give much of a damn about “feeding his people” unless they are wearing a uniform and carrying a rifle. Saving the innocents in North Korea has very little to do with encouraging them to grow rice – the mind set is simply not there. Jong-un is concerned about one thing and one thing only – posturing and flexing, and perhaps, if “provoked” using the weapons he has. This unstable situation is the product of insanity, not curable with logic and not solvable by caving it to ludicrous demands from an unstable and very dangerous lunatic.

    Comment by Sambolina — 4.11.2013 @ 8:59 am

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