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Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

On North Korea, Kerry muddles the message

If Kim Jong Un thinks he can shake down Washington by threatening nuclear apocalypse, President Obama says, the belligerent North Korean dictator has another think coming.

“Since I came into office, the one thing I was clear about was: We’re not going to reward this provocative behavior,” Obama told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in an interview last week. “You don’t get to bang your spoon on the table and somehow you get your way.”

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