Former Senator Dan Coats, RINO-Northrop Grumman, made sense for the first time. Maybe pretending like he is not a lobbyist or carpetbagging has cleared his mind, or maybe being the intel chief gives you a little bit of intelligence. Anyway, he confirmed what most logical people knew: when you are being picked on by a bully, you can either run or build up your own strength. Since a physical place like North Korea can't run down the block to Mars, it needs bigger weapons. Unfortunately, the carpetbagger thinks that preemptive carpet bombing is the answer. Maybe a better answer is for the United States to consider the rest of the world a DMZ and not threaten every tinpot dictator out there--eventually you run out of tinpots and into Putins. Which is MAD, rather than just sad.