February 04, 2003

"N. Korea is Not a Crisis"

...and God didn't make little green apples.

NICHOLAS KRISTOF writing in a NYTimes Op/Ed piece projects a potential calendar of events in North Korea, concluding as follows:

Aug. 16: Intelligence intercepts suggest that North Korea will respond to even a minimal U.S. military strike by launching conventional missiles at Japan, and to a broader strike by turning Seoul into "a sea of fire." The C.I.A. warns that if the North finds itself losing a conventional war, it will use chemical, biological and possibly nuclear weapons against Japan and U.S. forces in South Korea. All sides brace for a new Korean war, which the C.I.A. estimates could kill one million people.

Aug. 17: Colin Powell is told by President Bush: "If only we'd listened to you two years ago about the need to engage North Korea! Even this February, if only we had started negotiations. I'm sorry, Colin, we blew it." Then Mr. Powell wakes up and realizes he was dreaming.

Fred's Angst Monitor: IRAQ: 3 NORTH KOREA: 8

Posted by fred1st at February 4, 2003 06:36 AM | TrackBack

Mebbe your angst meter would come down a peg or two if you stopped reading the agenda driven NYT drivel.

just saying...that's all. ;-)

Posted by: feste at February 7, 2003 12:52 AM

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