Started by DavidByron, Oct 18, 2002, 07:27 PM
For the second time in as many months, the leader of the free world has been out-generaled by a tinhorn dictator from some far-flung corner of the globe. ....Do not for one second think that this is a coincidence. North Korea has demonstrated to the world that Bush's martial bombast, his with-us-or-against-us us rhetoric for war in Iraq, has no basis in any moral absolute. North Korea has the bad weapons for sure, and is not threatened, while Iraq has no confirmed possession of those weapons, and faces threats of war. Bush's black-and-white has been washed gray, and two despots from Pyongyang and Baghdad have tied him in knots. ....It is distressing in the extreme to realize that the sitting President of the United States is not among the top five smartest leaders on the planet, or the top ten, or the top twenty for that matter. Once upon a time that is not long past, the American President was the sharpest knife in the drawer. ... The world, apparently, has finally come to terms with the reality that the Bush administration is a violently wayward child that needs to be restrained for the collective good.The country with The Bomb gets stroked with diplomatic language, while the country with the oil sees the barrel of a gun. Nowhere in either of these equations is al Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden remains alive and free. Hm. Perhaps more disconcerting is the fact that the Bush administration has been in possession of this information regarding North Korea's robust weapons program for nearly two weeks. Serious questions are being raised - did the administration keep this information a guarded secret in order to ensure passage of its Congressional resolution for war on Iraq?