Sunday, July 09, 2006
North Korea and The Bomb
It is pretty clear now that North Korea has viable nuclear weapons. (What they don't have is Big Oil.) While their recent efforts to launch a missile capable of reaching America, and potentially delivering such weapons, was not successful, it will not be very long before they do perfect such a delivery system. (There has even been speculation that they deliberately caused the missile to go awry in order to lull us into a false sense of security.)
So, on the one hand, Iraq (who does have Big Oil) was deemed a sufficient threat that we had to invade the country, overthrow its legally constituted government (as despicable as Saddam Hussein was, he pales in comparison to Kim Jong-iL), and botch an occupation that has lead to untold suffering and hardship for the very people that we said we were trying to "liberate." And on the other hand, we are going to "continue diplomacy with North Korea."
Please remember that the main argument supporting the invasion of Iraq that Condi "Mushroom Cloud" Rice and Colin "Unmanned Delivery Vehicles" Powell presented to the World was that Saddam Hussein had the ability to deliver nuclear weapons to the mainland USA. So, please examine the following map:
Do you feel secure knowing that George W. Bush, who never reads a serious book or paper and brags about being a "C" student, is in charge of dealing with Kim Jong-iL who has nuclear weapons and an almost delivery system?
What a silly question.
Posted by Dr. C at 10:36 AM