Holy Jeezus, Holy Jeezus. The Washington Post says that we must strike North Korea. Immediately. Like, uh, RIGHT NOW! Not only strike them, but destroy them (well, their rocket -- but we can probably kill a good many of the sneaking, lying little bastards, too). Wow!
Should the United States allow a country openly hostile to it and armed with nuclear weapons to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons to U.S. soil? We believe not.And more:
But intervening before mortal threats to U.S. security can develop is surely a prudent policy.The WaPo then kind of ruins the effect by delving deeply into military tactics and weaponry about which it no doubt knows a hell of lot less than it would like its readers to imagine. But then, nobody's perfect. This was a bit af a hoot, however:
Therefore, if North Korea persists in its launch preparations, the United States should immediately make clear its intention to strike and destroy the North Korean Taepodong missile before it can be launched.
The Bush administration has unwisely ballyhooed the doctrine of "preemption," which all previous presidents have sustained as an option rather than a dogma.What that means, in MSM-speak, is that the Bush administration actually did what past administrations had only threatened to do. And that, according to The Washington Post, makes it a dogma rather than an, er, option. I guess that in the minds of the WaPo writers and editors, its an option if it is never used, a dogma if it is ever implemented. Then, the authors of this shockingly chickenhawk article admit that an attack would be "surely a prudent policy."
I'm so confused -- option -- dogma -- prudent -- Typo-dong. Of course, this article is written by two former Clinton administration officials. Maybe they are just trying to set up George Bush so that he can't possibly win reelection in 2008, let alone 2012 and you can fuggedaboutit in 2016.
Any possibility that one of our cruise missiles could "go astray" and kill that Chia Pet-coiffed, drug dealing, counterfeiting, elevator-shod pimp "Great Maximum Glorified Leader", also? Just askin'.
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