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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:52 AM
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Molly Ivins (Truthdig): Dear Leaders

I know next to nothing about North Korea, but I know how to find out. People who do know the weird country have been worrying about it in print for six years now. (See articles in The New York Review of Books.) Eric Alterman picked this bit up in The Book on Bush: The tone of Powells tenure was set early in the administration, when he announced that he planned to pick up where the Clinton administration had left off in trying to secure the peace between North and South Korea, while negotiating with the North to prevent its acquisition of nuclear weaponry. The president not only repudiated his secretary of state in public, announcing, Were not certain as to whether or not theyre keeping all terms of all agreements, he did so during a joint appearance with South Korean President (and Nobel laureate for peace for his own efforts with the North) Kim Dae-Jung, thereby humiliating his honored guest, as well.


Remember Bushs diplomatic interview with Bob Woodward in which he said, I loathe Kim Jong Il! Waving his finger, he added, Ive got a visceral reaction to this guy because he is starving his people. Bush also said he wanted to topple him and called him a pygmy. How old were you when you learned not to antagonize and infuriate the local crazy bully?

Always a top diplomat. But I warn you, when Bush makes reference of this, as in my gut tells me, we are in big trouble. By any measure, North Korea continued to be more dangerous than Iraq.

I dont see how this mess can be blamed on anyone but Bush, but I notice that a few Republicans have dragged out the shade of Bill Clinton because he tried to deal with North Korea. I would have thought there wasnt much water left in that bogeyman, but I guess he is the straw man for all seasons among Republicans. Why doesnt someone on Fox News ask him about it?

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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:25 AM
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1. Starve the children? He can see as far as Korea, but he can't
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 09:27 AM by higher class
see his own? Children going to bed huhgry? Which country?

Analysts are projecting our debt out 40 years - and there's a big hole - just from sending the 'children' to war to fight for oilmen ... and women ... and Israel. (Before anyone flames me - Israel has a right to exist - by negotiations and peace, not the PNAC-Sharon type way).

Listen to Democracy Now about our financial future because of maiming (limbs, mind, immune systems).

I didn't know if I should only reply about how great Molly is - everyone here already knows. She cuts through the deception.

But, I must speak out about her quote from him - he loathes Korea's leader because he makes the kids go hungry.

This is a stinky country - loaded down with vile hypocrisy.
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