A physician. A presidential candidate. A North Korea sympathizer. Jill Stein is many things.
The former Green Party presidential nominee tried explaining on MSNBC that the brutal communist regime is actually the victim of a drawn out PR campaign to make way for American conquest. Seriously.
"The demonization of North Korea is part of the run-up to regime change," Stein said. "It's part of demonizing a government that we then want to exercise regime change on."
When asked about the increasingly aggressive actions of the Asian nation, Stein responded that the missiles and the nuclear proliferation are also America's fault.
"Remember where that came from," Stein insisted. "Long before they began their missile tests the U.S. was conducting nuclear bombing runs against North Korea. We actually had nuclear weapons until the end of the cold war. We actually had nuclear weapons stationed in South Korea."
Never mind that Kim Jong-il and his even plumper son Kim Jong-un are responsible for the death and misery of millions. Turns out, according to Stein, "they've been basically cornered into feeling like they have to develop a nuclear weapon."
This, of course, is so completely idiotic. Even the dullest minds in foreign policy would have to condemn Stein's supreme stupidity.
Even casual history buffs will remember that in the spring of 1950, it was North Korea that invaded South Korea. One of the most important and fundamental lies of North Korean propaganda was that it happened the other way around. What's more, anyone slightly familiar with political philosophy will recognize Korean Marxism as a particularly brutal flavor, bent on domination.
Thanks to Gen. Douglas MacArthur's brilliant amphibious landing at Inchon, that evil has been banished to the upper half of the Korean peninsula. Thanks also to many, many South Korean and American soldiers it has stayed there. And thanks be to God that Stein will never be in a position to set American foreign policy.
Philip Wegmann is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.