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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:50 PM
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North Korean Roulette (Mary Lyon, From The Left)
By Mary Lyon, From The Left -- World News Trust

Oct. 9, 2006 -- Cowboy Diplomacy strikes again -- or perhaps more accurately, strikes OUT again. This gang that wont shoot straight has squandered thousands of lives, billions of tax dollars, and our reputation around the world for the sake of propping up a dictator. Ours, here, an arrogant wannabe dictator in the White House, and the real thing across the Northern Pacific. And now, the real thing has thrown a serious punch that we didnt see coming. With his proclaimed nuclear test over the weekend, Kim Jong-il just pulled a gotcha on our government, almost as though hes suckered us into a game of North Korean Roulette.

We certainly should have seen it coming, especially since we helped set up the playing field for it. Back when George W. Bush was just getting warmed up, he stated in the sternest tones, before the most august of company, that there was an Axis of Evil. That Axis consisted of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. Certainly there were unsavory specimens calling the shots in all three places, if not elsewhere, too. Theyre everywhere to one extent or other. Heck, thereve been unsavory specimens aplenty calling the shots here in our own much-beleaguered country. Some of them are even now pushing Bush toward air strikes to take out suspected nuclear bomb sites. The republi-CONS in general are probably thanking their lucky stars for this new crisis, as it steers national attention away from their homegrown and wholly-owned scandal, Foleygate. But as much as this may distract from the Congressional Page Predator, Bush and friends have allowed themselves to fall victim to an even worse, and potentially catastrophic distraction.

Okay, so they identified three big meanies, Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. They then set about picking a fight with the least troublesome of the three -- Iraq, and they lied all over the map to gin up a phony threat that didnt really exist there. Funny how everything they spoke of, so ominously, about Saddam Hussein turns out to be undeniable fact with Kim Jong-il. While the blowhard in Baghdad wasnt in any position of strength to be able to do something about acquiring WMDs, the Pyongyang problem child was, and did. But we didnt notice because we were so singlemindedly focused on Iraq.

Sadly, in the process of this not-so-benign neglect, we created a tangible threat to world peace and stability where none existed beforehand. And by betting it all on Iraq, we allowed a potential hot spot in North Korea to fester like a big zit -- into a large, ugly, and rather unsettling boil. We ran around chasing imaginary boogeymen in Iraq while another real-life one was allowed to flourish in Northeast Asia. Now, hes hardly imaginary. And hes that much more difficult to deal with, because he just dealt himself some substantially stronger cards. Texas Hold Em didnt work out so well this time.

more

http://www.worldnewstrust.com/index.php?option=com_cont...
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:37 PM
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1. Kick!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:23 PM
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:56 PM
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5. Thank you!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:22 PM
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6. you betchya!
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Cascadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:34 PM
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3. Hear hear!
You know something? We have over two more years of this crap! This wannabe cowboy in the White House and his animals are so hell-bent forcing their way into the world, that I wonder if we'll even have a world left when it's all over. Frightening to even comtemplate!


John
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:45 PM
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7. Hopefully if we at least take the House, junior will also have two more
years of crap. If he thinks things aren't going his way now...

Thanks for the kick!
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:37 PM
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4. he's created his own reality
making enemies over there for us to fight over here (or something like that)
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:42 PM
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9. No kidding. What a dick. Oh yeah, there's more than one of those
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:42 PM by calimary
in there with him, too. Encouraging to see that rummy's name came up twice on Olbermann - regarding the military contractor on whose board of directors he sat - and which sold North Korea what it needed to get it to this point. Gee, THANKS rummy. Nice work. I'm sure you got your money's worth. Remember, though, rummy wouldn't be where he is now if bush hadn't brought him in, to begin with. Simply dumping on rummy is only part of the story.

Thanks for the kick! :toast:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:08 AM
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10. Funny how Rummy has cozied up to 2 of the "axes of evil"
First, Iraq and the famous handshake with Saddam and then the nuclear reactor deal with NK.

And didn't Cheney's Halliburton illegally do business with Iraq during the embargo?

Imagine if this had been a Democratic administration. You think that the MSM would have ignored that kind of hypocrisy?
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:45 AM
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12. But, hey, they sure made money, didn't they?
Every time I think this bunch can't go any lower...

Well, you know how it goes.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:57 PM
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8. Once again, they were warned and did NOTHING.
Criminals.

Visualize IMPEACHMENT. Then DO something to make it happen.

NGU.


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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:43 AM
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11. Amazing, CW, how that meme applies ACROSS THE BOARD with
these people.

They were warned and they did NOTHING. You name it. North Korea. 9/11. Foleygate. Iraq. Katrina. Etc.

Arrogant SOBs. Here's hoping that, a month from now, the whole lot of them are smirking out of the other side of their mouths.

:toast:
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