You’ve read by now that North Korea has claimed it’s detonated a hydrogen bomb.

Fallout? Republicans naturally are reflexively howling that it’s President Obama’s fault.

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Sen. Tom Cotton, who stays up late to blast Obama on Twitter on whatever ominous develop he spies, was typical in a statement last night:

We must recognize the parallels between North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and Iran’s. The path to what is now the fourth North Korean nuclear test ‎began two decades ago with a weak and unverifiable deal negotiated by a naive U.S. president. We now must take up the hard work of pressuring and deterring a maniacal nuclear-capable regime. We don’t need to add a second regime to that task. But because of Obama’s own foolish deal with Iran, we may have to.

Maybe we should blame Cotton for failing to write a letter to North Korea, as he wrote to Iran. (That episode prompted the Internet tomfoolery shown above.)

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