So it looks like North Korea may have the bomb after all. Meanwhile our troops are still tied up with the arduous task of dieing in ever increasing record numbers in Iraq—a country that posed no threat at all to anyone outside of its own borders.
Of course we’ve already fought the Korean war once before and it didn’t go as well as we’d expected it to, but you could’ve still made a stronger argument for invading that country three years ago than you could about Iraq. Of course it helps if we had elected someone who had a friggin’ clue in the first place:
George W. pulled Bandar aside.
"Bandar, I guess you’re the best asshole who knows about the world. Explain to me one thing."
"Governor, what is it?"
"Why should I care about North Korea?"
Bandar said he didn’t really know. It was one of the few countries that he did not work on for King Fahd.
"I get these briefings on all parts of the world," Bush said, "and everybody is talking to me about North Korea."
"I’ll tell you what, Governor," Bandar said. "One reason should make you care about North Korea."
"All right, smart alek," Bush said, "tell me."
"The 38,000 American troops right on the border." …"If nothing else counts, this counts. One shot across the border and you lose half these people immediately. You lose 15,000 Americans in a chemical or biological or even regular attack. The United State of America is at war instantly."—State of Denial, Bob Woodward
Hat tip to Think Progress.