April 6th, 2009
02:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Cafferty: Gingrich says he would have disabled N. Korea missile

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When it comes to North Korea's missile launch, Newt Gingrich says he would have disabled the long-range missile before it ever left the launch pad. The Former House Speaker says too many people "do not appreciate the scale of the threat that is evolving on the planet."

He adds that he hasn’t seen the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea. And he’s right about that.

But the UN is the route that President Obama is taking. The State Department called the launch a "provocative act" in violation of a 2006 Security Council resolution; and said North Korea's action "merits a clear, strong response" in the form of another council resolution.

However, an emergency meeting of the Security Council ended yesterday without any official reaction to North Korea. And many U.N. security council resolutions in the past have proved not to be worth the paper they're written on.

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