While we're all watching Iran & Iraq, the 'other' Axis of Evil(tm) alum seems to have taken centre stage. Looking at a pair of articles (via RS, of course), we find that North Korea has been pushed into a corner and is rattling sabres, while the Secretary of State is trumpeting that the world's behind us. Bolton's been busy, too: the UN Security council has passed a unanimous resolution of condemnation against NK and imposed sanctions. Sound familiar?
Take a new/old adversary, throw in a pinch of payback (for the Korean War, the one Rummy missed), stir in a little old school 'red menace', prepare according to old family recipe, nuke at 50,000,000 for 1/10 of a second, and voila: October Surprise, the war that everyone else'll be happy to fight ("hell, we have the Japs, Germans, Ruskies and Red China on our side this time"), another talking point ("see, we never forgot the whole axis of evil thing") and instant rehabilitation of the image of the US as a world leader (outside the Middle East and inside their twisted minds, anyway).
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Posted by lukery at 10/18/2006 01:38:00 PM