One must question, however, whether the US President has a legitimate interest in punishing Korea for attacking Sony. After all, Sony is a Japanese transinternational corporation, not an American business. Sony does, of course, operates within the US and its status as a major global electronics producer creates a very solid economic reason for all governments to protect it and other businesses around the world from cyber attacks by foreign entities.
From a more pessimistic view, President Obama’s brazen call to arms in defense of Sony is a sign of the same-old Washington run by special interests continuing to cater to the corporate world. At the very least, it would appear the President is trying to win some political clout for himself and the Democratic Party by demonstrating the value of government to corporations, i.e. the Left will help protect you from cyber attacks.