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I was surprised to see the Leftington Post trying to be so fair and balanced, and all. Though it still gave sKerry a pass on his confusing of plutonium and enriched uranium in the debate, it called him dead on his pure partisan BS criticism of the Bush admin's diplomatic efforts.
1 posted on 10/05/2004 12:10:43 AM PDT by Dick Holmes
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To: Dick Holmes

Kerry really blew this one...Unilateral/multilateral

Flip Flopping absurd.


2 posted on 10/05/2004 12:15:35 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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Lacking the tools of China -- which controls North Korea's energy supplies and could cause its regime to collapse simply by loosening border controls -- the United States would once again face the choice of offering distasteful bribes to a murderous dictatorship or threatening an almost unthinkable war....

Apart from purely partisan motivations, Mr. Kerry's rejection of it makes little sense.

I am stuned like someone hit me with a beeber. The Washed-Up Post is practically conceding that Kerry is being contrary just to create an opportunity to say that Bush has mishandled the NorKoComs.

Well, this one gets my "Stopped Cuckoo Clock Award."

3 posted on 10/05/2004 12:31:32 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Colorado Rockies: Thanks for nothing, you wussies.)
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bump for later reading...


5 posted on 10/05/2004 12:41:16 AM PDT by jellybean (All my posts are forgeries...)
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Wow. The Washington Post? Wow.

"When a donkey flies, you don't blame him for not staying up that long." - Murray Slaughter


8 posted on 10/05/2004 12:52:22 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (The police never think it's as funny as you do.)
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If we agree that North Korea probably has nuclear weaponry, then the next thing on our agenda should be to prevent them from actually testing those weapons. Testing would remove the uncertainty that attends any new weapons system. The Six-Party Talks are not likely to force NK to declare & give-up the nukes that they already have. Those regional countries have shown far too much passivity to reach that objective. BUT, if NK actually tests a bomb, the whole equation changes, and these countries will actually take the lead in demanding that NK arrive at an agreement to limit/dismantle their nuke program. Moreover, the economies of South Korea & Japan would be in a position to rapidly arm themselves to levels that would permit a nuclear first strike against NK along with a healthy second-strike capability.

So, IMO the Six-Party Talks are probably going to force NK to adopt the Israeli approach toward nukes, IE. Build a small nuke force, hint that you have them, but don't do anything that would actually PROVE that you have them. Security through uncertainty. And this might actually work to US interests, since there are signs that the Kim Regime is about to collapse.

9 posted on 10/05/2004 5:15:12 AM PDT by Tallguy (If the Kerry campaign implodes any further, they'll reach the point of "singularity" by election day)
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Apart from purely partisan motivations, Mr. Kerry's rejection of it makes little sense.

say it ain't so.. : )



He will lose..

10 posted on 10/05/2004 5:26:13 AM PDT by The Mayor (Scripture is meant to give us protection, correction, and direction.)
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Mr. Bush doesn't have a good record on North Korea, but he has mapped a possible way out of this difficult bind -- assuming, that is, that a diplomatic solution is possible. Apart from purely partisan motivations, Mr. Kerry's rejection of it makes little sense.

Maybe I'm being picky, but this sentence seems to contradict itself. If President Bush has "mapped a possible way out of this difficult bind," that would negate the claim that Bush's record on North Korea is "not good."

11 posted on 10/05/2004 7:01:25 AM PDT by alnick (US forces armed with what? Spitballs??)
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To: Dick Holmes

I read your post with tears in my eyes. It looked like The WAPOST was favorable to Bush on North Korea and "dissed" Kerry

While the WAPOST editorial was surprisingly even-handed, your post only provided the snippets most favorable to Bush.

Before everyone starts thinking the WAPOST has seen the light they better read the whole thing. Still, on the whole, I thought it supported the Bush position in the end as opposed to Kerry. And that's a major achievement for a Republican administration.


12 posted on 10/05/2004 8:48:53 AM PDT by wildbill
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