A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Kim and Maddie: BFF!

U.S. Newswire: Reid: North Korea's Actions Must Be Condemned---

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid today released the following statement on reports that North Korea has conducted its first nuclear test:

"The reckless and counterproductive actions taken by North Korea must be condemned. The Bush Administration and the international community must ensure that North Korea understands the consequences of its actions. The first step toward ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program must be to ensure that this alleged first nuclear test is also the last.

"Unfortunately, on the Bush Administration's watch, North Korea's nuclear arsenal has grown to as many as a dozen bombs. Distracted by Iraq and paralyzed by internal divisions, the Bush Administration has for several years been in a state of denial about the growing challenge of North Korea, and has too often tried to downplay the issue or change the subject. Now the White House must rally the international community and must directly speak with the North Koreans so they understand we will not continue to stand on the sidelines.
Ok, was Harry Reid sleeping soundly during the Clinton Administration or something? I seem to remember Bill Clinton's Secretary of State Madeleine Halfbright Albright making "Best Friends Forever!!!!" with a little creepy dictator known as Kim Jong-Il of North Korea! They even took BFF photos!

The Clinton administration was the administration that went over to North Korea and pretended we were having tea with the Queen Mother. The Clintonistas were the ones who said, "Look, the North Koreans are great! They won't harm a fly!"

Again, was Harry Reid asleep or was he smoking something that he continues to use?
"I urge the president to immediately appoint a senior official to conduct a full review of his administration's failed North Korea policy, develop recommendations to change course, and directly communicate to the North Koreans the consequences of their actions and the administration's new course. On North Korea as in other national security policies, the Bush Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress have made America less secure. It is time for a new direction."
So, Harry Reid wants an investigation into the Bush administration's failure to go to war with North Korea . . .Harry Reid wants the Bush administration to clearly tell the North Koreans that actions have consequences.

Of course, when we did that with Saddam Hussein, another tyrannical nut, the Libs were horrified that we said what we meant.

Perhaps Harry is upset that Madeleine gets to be BFF with Kim Jong-Il and not Harry himself?

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