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Clinton likens North Korea to unruly children
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/09 | Tabassum Zakaria

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; bhoasia; children; clinton; nknukes; northkorea; soshillary; unruly

1 posted on 07/20/2009 3:14:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

OMG.

When do we get to elect grownups again?


2 posted on 07/20/2009 3:15:26 PM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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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


3 posted on 07/20/2009 3:15:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Right, Hillary. Lil Kim has been playing you and your boss like a yoyo.


4 posted on 07/20/2009 3:16:00 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: GeronL

How very diplomatic of her. /sar


5 posted on 07/20/2009 3:17:29 PM PDT by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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To: NormsRevenge

It takes a village to kick some ass.


6 posted on 07/20/2009 3:18:19 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NormsRevenge

Where is mommy dearest when you need her?


7 posted on 07/20/2009 3:18:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


8 posted on 07/20/2009 3:23:28 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: NormsRevenge

Bwahahahahha. What experience has Hillary had with small children. Nanny’s raised hers.


9 posted on 07/20/2009 3:25:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

Unruly children?

Ok, to take this analogy a bit further, it’s like ‘unruly children’ with AK47’s in their hands.

Good God help this nation.


10 posted on 07/20/2009 3:27:08 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


11 posted on 07/20/2009 3:27:09 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


12 posted on 07/20/2009 3:29:43 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: NormsRevenge
and Chode likens the Beast to a silly fat cow...
13 posted on 07/20/2009 3:33:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Venturer

Hillary has experience in dealing with a small child named Bill.


14 posted on 07/20/2009 3:36:13 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: GeronL
This is a very hazardous and ill-considered tactic. Not because it is not realistic, but because it is. Unruly children with sovereign status on the world stage and a pair of large powerful allies to their immediate west who would love to instigate further headaches for us.

You don't taunt your enemies when you have no intention of backing it up.

15 posted on 07/20/2009 3:37:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

Missing Mad Madeline Albright in five, four, three, two....


16 posted on 07/20/2009 3:50:27 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: NormsRevenge

Unruly children? Pot, meet kettle.

Seriously, what has become of the nation I used to know?


17 posted on 07/20/2009 3:56:55 PM PDT by MGMSwordsman
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To: NormsRevenge
Yep, just a bunch of cute little kiddies

Equipped with nuclear weapons and rockets designed to strike America.

18 posted on 07/20/2009 3:57:16 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Carling

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.


19 posted on 07/20/2009 4:00:09 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: NormsRevenge
I think we need a new Secretary of State.

Like this one

20 posted on 07/20/2009 4:00:18 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (The Constitution is my heritage. And it was written by white men wiser than you.)
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To: autumnraine

And nukes, and missiles.

We should have disengaged from Korea right after the Soviets fell. Korea by then was more than strong enough to take care of herself.


21 posted on 07/20/2009 4:02:16 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t unruly children sometimes kill their parents? It never fails to amaze me how liberals underestimate everybody when it comes to their own safety. Naive at best—foolish at worst.


22 posted on 07/20/2009 4:20:39 PM PDT by FlorianG
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t unruly children sometimes kill their parents?


23 posted on 07/20/2009 4:20:41 PM PDT by FlorianG
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To: autumnraine
they are acting out

They are "acting out" with nuclear weapons and could kill millions of South Koreans and Japanese even if their efforts are largely unsucessful but what the Hell, there is only “infinitesimal threat to the United States directly”.

24 posted on 07/20/2009 4:21:40 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: hinckley buzzard

“This is a very hazardous and ill-considered tactic.”

Agreed. I am not sure if I agree with your assumption about the allies - I am guessing you are referring to Red China and Russia. It’s not that I trust either one, I do not. They are going to do what they see as the most beneficial to them. I don’t have a clue how they would view it. I also believe North Korea’s leadership is unstable, as in mentally. They are also isolated. That in and of itself is a good reason not to taunt. That combination is dangerous. If I may respectfully ask you a question, how would NK’s allies profit by instigating trouble for us? I know the short answer, but surely they are aware of NK’s instability and the potential for things to spin out of control. If I were going to make trouble, I would pick a safer avenue. The US may be kind of screwed up now, but we are still the #1 super power militarily.-—JM


25 posted on 07/20/2009 4:23:08 PM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: smokingfrog

She is right—North Korea needs to be spanked and put in “Time Out” or maybe sent to Juvenile Hall. Maybe its time for a little “Child Abuse” when it comes to N. Korea.


26 posted on 07/20/2009 4:47:10 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: NormsRevenge

Stupid liberal mindset on display. They are always condescending. It is their whole mindset, only they know best, only they can take care of us because we can’t do it ourselves. Now they a dumb enough to think of them as children. NK is an Adult and evil regime.


27 posted on 07/20/2009 4:55:17 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like a fresh fill of Botox!


28 posted on 07/20/2009 5:02:13 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: NormsRevenge
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said North Korea "represents an infinitesimal threat to the United States directly."

Well thats an absurd statement. But I will say this. IMO the threat of destruction of the U.S. by North Korea is lower than the threat of destruction of the U.S. by the Obama administration.

29 posted on 07/20/2009 5:19:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: NormsRevenge

We should send them to bed without any supper!

Oops, wait a minute...


30 posted on 07/20/2009 6:48:42 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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