Wednesday, August 5, 2009

makes ya miss W

Clinton, 2 journalists depart NKorea for US

What a fiasco! - Private Citizen Bill Clinton frees American journalists from North Korea.

What's the world coming to?
Rumor has it he actually MET with Kim Jong Il - talk about appeasement!

John Bolton is correctly outraged.
"It comes perilously close to negotiating with terrorists," Bolton told AFP when asked about Bill Clinton's trip to secure the release of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee."
I'm pretty sure Bolton would have preferred we launch a nuclear attack on Pyongyang.

A digression: in the area of domestic policy, conservatives have a very good grasp of argument & rhetoric - the object of arguing is to win, and 'winning' means getting what you want. They're quite good at this.
Why can't they generalize this to foreign policy? The object is to get what you want. In this case, the U.S. wanted North Korea to release the two journalists. North Korea released 'em. We won!

1 comment:

  1. What this proves is ya don't hafta be Japanese to perform kabuki. Any dignified mien will do, as long as everybody goes along with the charade.

    Imagine the obverse: if two female alQ journos--there are such, of course--werre apprehended entering the US through Mexico, where they were ginning up resentment toward the USA.

    I don't think it would be an exaggeration to imagine they'd have been firni'd faster than you could shake a stike at. And no visiting Islamic potentate could have EVER arranged for their release.