Skip to comments.Bush vows to "never excuse" oppressors in countries like North Korea(Bush out of another mind trick)
Posted on 06/06/2007 1:11:00 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
(LEAD) Bush vows to "never excuse" oppressors in countries like North Korea
WASHINGTON, June 5 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President George W. Bush, calling North Korea one of the world's worst dictatorship, said Tuesday his country "will never excuse" the oppressors.
"People living in tyranny need to know they are not forgotten," he said in a speech in Prague where he was visiting for a G-8 summit.
"North Koreans live in a closed society where dissent is brutally suppressed, and they are cut off from their brothers and sisters to the South." The speech transcript was released in Washington.
Bush recounted personal meetings with dissidents and activists. They came from "some of the world's worst dictatorships -- including Belarus, Burma, Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, and Zimbabwe," the president said.
"My message to all those who suffer under tyranny is this: We will never excuse your oppressors, and we will always stand for your freedom." Bush's comments come amid protracted stalemate in six-nation efforts for North Korea's denuclearization. In a 2002 State of the Union, he labeled Pyongyang regime a part of "axis of evil" and in following years called the North's top leader a dangerous man and a tyrant. He also had invited to the White House a former North Korean defector who wrote about the dire human rights conditions in the communist state.
Bush used reference that has been rare for him, families divided between South and North Korea, to point to the nature of Pyongyang. Tens of thousands of Koreans live separated from family and kin, a legacy of the fratricidal 1950-1953 Korean War.
The U.S. is one of the main players at what is called a six-party process aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, along with South and North Korea, China, Russia and Japan. Negotiations have stalled for months, complicated by a banking issue involving North Korea-related funds.
Is this a joke? Because I’m sure Kimmy is shaking in his little trousers.
We’ll never forget the oppressed in North Korea. And as such, we’ll return to the North Korean government which oppresses you the $25 million worth of funny money.
All the better to oppress you with.
(We never said we’d help, just that we wouldn’t forget.)
However, we are, apparently, perfectly happy to forgive NK for taking our bribe money and laughing at us....
When the rhetoric doesn’t match the action, eventually people will notice....
For at least five-to-six years, the Bush Rhetoric matched the Bush Record. Now there is a distinct gap.
I am not convinced of what is coming out of the White House these days.
My proof is in that there is a common understanding here in Asia all across the board now, that Kim Jong il eventually won the battle of wits over President Bush (and Condi Rice). It is all downhill now for Bush and his lameduck administration--and Pyongyang the most knows this--they have the US bribes and US negotiating capitulation and subsequent shameless appeasement to prove it.
They know at this time that this is mostly puffed up "paper tiger" talk coming out of the White House. In their clever, patient Asian way they will just smile like a chesire cat, until the Bush Administration evaporates slowly away.
Kim Jong il will be the administration left standing in 2009, not George Bush.
” Kim Jong il will be the administration left standing in 2009, not George Bush.”
Yep. Bush: “All your oppression are belong to us.”
We are going to write a very a angry letter telling you how angry we are...
When the rhetoric doesn’t match the action, eventually people will notice...........................
And therein lies his problem.
“We are going to write a very a angry letter telling you how angry we are...”
lessons from the U.N.
And never excuse oppressors? Isn’t that what we are doing with Saudi Arabia? Admittedly, they are nowehere near as bad as Pyongyang, but still, we turn a blind eye to them.
In a sense, that’s gonna help us when President Thompson turns that paper tiger into a real-live one right under Kim’s nose.
Bush said: “North Koreans live in a closed society where dissent is brutally suppressed, and they are cut off from their brothers and sisters to the South.”
I thought he meant: “North Americans live in an open society where lawlessness is tolerated, and they will not be cut off from their brothers and sisters to the South.”
“And never excuse oppressors? Isnt that what we are doing with Saudi Arabia?”
Shhh! You’ll spoil a perfectly good soundbyte!
I guess oil is more important than Kim-Chee.