April 9, 2009

Nutty North Korean Satellite Of Love

North Korea attempted to launch a satellite into orbit, so that it could seranade the world about how awesom Kim Jong-Il is.

The reclusive communist state, which has tested a nuclear device and is in stalled six-party talks on ending its nuclear program, said a satellite was launched into orbit and was circling the Earth transmitting revolutionary songs.

The United States and South Korea said the Taepodong-2 rocket failed to enter orbit.

That's just crazy. A government asserting that, despite there being absolutely no evidence, there's a satellite up there beaming North Korean tunes at us? It's the sign of a really delusional leadership. I bet none of the North Koreans actually believe that the satellite is up there.

It's good to know that our government would never make delusional, unsupported assertions, or act on little or no evidence.

The Bush team waved nuke after alleged Iraqi nuke over Americans' heads in the run-up to the war. On August 26, 2002, Vice President Cheney, speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, warned that Saddam could have nuclear weapons "fairly soon." Two weeks later, President Bush told reporters,

I would remind you that when the inspectors first went into Iraq and were denied, finally denied access, a report came out of the Atomic - the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] - that they were six months away from developing a weapon. I don't know what more evidence we need.

[...] But the Bush administration never presented any evidence to support these assertions. The IAEA - the UN organization that was conducting inspections for nuclear weapons in Iraq - never produced the report Bush "reminded" reporters of in September.

Oopsie.

Posted by James at April 9, 2009 7:41 AM
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