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North Korea goes Nuclear, Angelides goes underground

Monday, October 9, 2006

Finally but unfortunately something has happened to push the “Foley Sex Scandal” off the map. North Korea has performed an underground test of their first nuclear weapon.

diablo, July 15, 1957
Above ground test of a 17kt thermonuclear system code named ‘Diablo’ in Nevada on July 15, 1957

Of course the MSM says it’s all Bush’s fault. Just for example, CNN now carrying their CNN – International coverage from London had Joe Cirincione of the Center for American Progress (here) saying that he has watched with “some dismay as the current administration has completely failed in any kind of policy to prevent this from happening.” Does he remember Jimmy Carter trying and failing to broker a deal with Kim Jong-il during the Clinton administration? He went on to blame Vice-President Dick Cheney for taking a hard line and “imposing sanctions on North Korea.’

Kim Jing-il
Kim Jong-il

But that is to be expected since the web site of the “Center for American Progress” has John Podesta as it’s President and CEO. You might remember John Podesta as Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1998 until the end of Clinton’s administration. The site also lists Tom Daschle as it’s “Distinguished Senior Fellow”. The same Tom Daschle who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978, Democrat, South Dakota until 1986 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota. He became Minority Leader of the Senate in 1994 and Majority Leader in 2001. You might also remember his Washington office received a letter containing Anthrax in October 2001. But I digress, the bottom line here is that the very left leaning CNN seems to only find left leaning ‘experts’ to explain things.

North Korea’s actions will only stimulate Iran to push even faster to get it’s nuclear program going. Japan will want to have a nuclear arsenal to ‘protect’ itself against N.K. The next move is up to Bush and once again the country faces the issue of security. I’m very curious to see how the Democrats change their current spin on Foley to nuclear proliferation.
Talk about a big bang theory! We know the U.N. can’t do a damn thing and never will.

The blame Bush mantra brings me right to my next thought – Phil Angelides who’s entire campaign for Governor of California is about just that; blaming Bush.

Phil Angelides
Photo credit: Ric Francis AP

In fact the L.A. Times has a headline reading; Angelides Seen as a Drag on the Party
The sub-head: Democratic leaders, saying he has failed to redefine a campaign that thus far has gone badly, fear repeating the ’94 ticket-wide collapse.

I won’t forget the image of Nancy Pelosi watching in the audience during last Saturday’s evening debate Angelides had with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s right another blabbering Democrat saying a lot of nonsense. I’d love to know what she was really thinking about Phil’s performance. You can bet the bank that Arnie has won himself another four more years.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Pete permalink
    Monday, October 9, 2006 10:37 am

    Well, you’ve never suffered from a shortage of opinions! ;-) Now they’ll all be readily available, 24/7, in one place. Who says things aren’t getting better all the time?

    Sorry to see the newspapers thrown off the “Foley track”!

  2. David Fisk permalink
    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:09 pm

    You mention Japan getting a Nuke. I recently worked with some folks from Microsoft Japan about N.K., and that Japan should get some Nukes, and they told me that Japan has a national law that they will not develop nuclear (or Nucular if your are pres. bush) weapons because of what happened to them in WWII. The do not want to cause the devastation and lasting effects they have experienced even to their worst enemies.

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