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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:21 PM
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John Kerry Weighs in on Reports of North Korea’s Nuclear Missile Test
John Kerry Weighs in on Reports of North Korea’s Nuclear Missile Test
October 9th, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

The apparent nuclear test in North Korea last night is yet the latest in a long string of foreign policy failures from the Bush administration. Bush’s purported nuclear nonproliferation policy is a flop — just like the rest of his policies.

Since George W. Bush became president, North Korea has restarted its nuclear reactor and increased its stock of weapons-grade plutonium, so it may now have enough for 10 or 11 weapons, compared with one or two when Bush took office.

North Korea’s test could also unleash a nuclear arms race in Asia, with Japan and South Korea feeling pressure to build nuclear weapons for defensive reasons.


Senator John Kerry, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ranking Democrat on the committee’s Asia Subcommittee, issued the following statement on reports of North Korea’s successful test of a nuclear missile:

“Reports of North Korea’s test of a nuclear weapon is an extremely dangerous and destabilizing event. Weapons of mass destruction pointed at our allies and strategic partners represents a shocking failure of President Bush’s security policy, and a threat to the interests of peace and stability in the world.

While we’ve been bogged down in Iraq were there were no weapons of mass destruction, a madman has apparently tested the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.


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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:39 PM
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:48 AM
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2. North Korea, of all the issues in 2004, was the most obtuse
It was very difficult to even understand all the options and what could be done. Kerry's answer was complex, but coherent. Bush's seemed like a random selection of phrases selected by a computer.

It's hard to believe that we are still refusing 2 way talks when that could defuse the problem - thst's pretty stubborn.
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