"If we show some regret of our own use of the weapon, if it happens again, we're in a moral position to criticize," he said. "As of now, we're not in a position to denounce it."
When we issue an communique to the still-glowing pile of molten debris that was once North Korea, we'll look pretty silly if it includes a denunciation of the use of nuclear weaponry...
So when the police issue a communique to the public about shooting a murderer, they'll "look pretty silly" saying they shot him because he didn't drop his gun?
If we ever have to reduce North Korea to a glowing pile of molten debris, it will be because if we didn't, they were about to do it to us, or Japan, or someone else.
Or do you think all nation-states are morally equal, including North Korea and America? There are a few million North Koreans living on grass, without heat or indoor potable water who disagree with your collectivist dream. And about a hundred and fifty million murdered people who would also disagree, if they still could. But their communist governments didn't feel they were "politically correct" enough to stay safe from their death panels.
That's my little way of saying that not only don't you have the moral high ground here, you're also in support of murderous cowards. The only reason North Korea DOESN'T nuke someone is their belief we WOULD turn them into a glowing pile of molten debris if they did. That's called REALITY.
I think you're on the wrong website, chum. Run along back to DU - your ignorance makes you look pretty silly here.