Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Can I get a ...

"No shit"? Michael Stickings states what was obvious as soon as that deranged midget in North Korea threw the U.N. inspectors out. The North Korean nuclear test was a gift to the White House and Bush, through his actions (the requirement for 6-party talks, the refusal to talk to Kim unilaterally, the threat of increased sanctions), encouraged it:

At Think Progress, Joe Cirincione reports (from an article in the Post) that "[s]enior Bush administration officials wanted North Korea to test a nuclear weapon because it would prove their point that the regime must be overthrown". According to the Post article, these officials were actually "rooting for a test" (Michael's emphasis).


After living in South Korea for 3 years (walking distance from the DMZ) I can safely say the people who believed we were their friends, and there are quite a lot of South Koreans who love the U.S., are feeling shit upon as this news comes out. A lot of American lives were lost defending the Korean Peninsula 50 years ago and the South Koreans believed we would stand up for them again, against NK, against China if need be. I wonder how they feel knowing the Chimp and his people now consider them 'acceptable losses'. There are close to 40,000 U.S. troops on the DMZ (the only defense between a million NKPA troops under arms and Seoul) who I'm sure are wondering about their government's commitment to them as well.

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