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Yet when we started discussing pulling out of South Korea a couple of weeks ago, the nation just about collectively wet their pants.
There are many of us willing to just pull our military out of Europe, South Korea, and Japan. We have been paying to defend them long enough, just so they can badmouth us.
As for poverty, the worst parts of the US are far better off than something like 80% of the rest of the world, especially such places as Iraq and North Korea. At least in the "poor black communities" the people can better their lives, can practice their own religions without fear of being tortured to death, and can get food. None of these things are possible in North Korea.
As far as conflict with NK, I would just as soon see us pull out completely and let them get on with it. It wouldn't be two weeks before the UN would cry and scream for us to go back in, because nobody else but China has the resources to stop NK, and China certainly doesn't want to stop them.