It's America's fault. It's always America's faultwrites Craig Anderson from Jakarta in a letter to the editor of the International Herald Tribune.
Thanks to the insights of Anne Wu ("Only the U.S. can stop the nuclear march," Views, May 28 [no link, unfortunately]) we learn that North Korea's nuclear weapons program "would not have taken place without the perceived threat of the United States" and that it is "Washington's inflexibility and relentless rhetoric" that is "preventing a solution on the North Korean peninsula." Hold off, Ms. Wu, it is not the North Korean peninsula, yet!
Of course it's America's fault. Welcome to the "blame America first" club - don't worry, you have lots of company. And you certainly have the rhetoric down.