Skip to comments.Clinton likens North Korea to unruly children
Posted on 07/20/2009 3:14:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said North Korea should not receive the attention it is seeking through behavior like missile launches and likened Pyongyang's behavior to that of unruly children.
North Korea tested a nuclear device in May and fired seven ballistic missiles earlier this month in defiance of a U.N. resolution.
"What we've seen is this constant demand for attention," Clinton, who is in India, said in an interview that aired on Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"And maybe it's the mother in me or the experience that I've had with small children and unruly teenagers and people who are demanding attention -- don't give it to them, they don't deserve it, they are acting out," she said.
Clinton also downplayed the threat that North Korea poses to the United States, saying: "They don't pose a threat to us. We know that our allies, Japan and South Korea, are very concerned."
Asked to elaborate on her remarks, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said North Korea "represents an infinitesimal threat to the United States directly."
"But clearly North Korea, and particularly its provocative actions, does represent a significant threat to the region. And its actions recently have been unhelpful, potentially destabilizing," he told reporters.
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When do we get to elect grownups again?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures as she addresses Indian students and university officials during a function at a university campus in New Delhi July 20, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli
Right, Hillary. Lil Kim has been playing you and your boss like a yoyo.
How very diplomatic of her. /sar
It takes a village to kick some ass.
Where is mommy dearest when you need her?
Yeah, the kindergarten kid who was arrested by the cops after nearly destroying the school. We usually blame the teachers and parents for that around here.
Bwahahahahha. What experience has Hillary had with small children. Nanny’s raised hers.
Ok, to take this analogy a bit further, it’s like ‘unruly children’ with AK47’s in their hands.
Good God help this nation.
Yep, just a bunch of wacky kids with nukes.
Oh, and by the way, they’re totally insane murderous thugs.
Can’t we all just get along?
No, I don’t think so.
By the way, Japan who has adhered to the conditions set by the U.S. after WW2, is real pleased to learn that there is an “infinitesimal threat to the United States directly”.
But if Obama treats it like Bush’s agreement with Israel... “that was another President, that was not me”. So Japan, you are screwed.
Hillary has experience in dealing with a small child named Bill.
You don't taunt your enemies when you have no intention of backing it up.
Missing Mad Madeline Albright in five, four, three, two....
Unruly children? Pot, meet kettle.
Seriously, what has become of the nation I used to know?
Equipped with nuclear weapons and rockets designed to strike America.
It was a stupid statement.
IN part, she is correct. The NK’s do seek recognition, and they feel they’ve been slighted.
Many of today’s foreign policy problems stem from the disastrous foreign policy taken after the Soviets fell.
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