Obama on Korea: Is This the Right Way to Deal With an Unstable Nuclear Power?

By Tom McCarthy

Nov 24, 2010 11:40pm

White House officials say President Obama is preparing to place a personal phone call to Chinese President Hu Jintao, to request help in cooling tensions on the Korean peninsula. Washington hopes Beijing will use its substantial sway to convince North Korea, China's wayward ally, to stop military provocations like yesterday's artillery attack, which killed two South Korean civilians and two Marines. So tonight we ask you: Is President Obama tough enough with North Korea? Or is his diplomacy the right way to deal with such an unstable nuclear power?

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