Being Liberal and a Progressive in a RED STATE is not an easy thing these days. I started this blog to vent my frustrations on our lives being taken over by right wing conservatives with their propaganda machines. I have also learned an important lesson in the last year, it is that reading is the only way to get real information, you cannot depend on the news you see on TV.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Oh Georgie What a Fine Mess You've Gotten Us Into!

From The Washington Post :

From deteriorating security in Afghanistan and Somalia to mayhem in the Middle East, confrontation with Iran and eroding relations with Russia, the White House suddenly sees crisis in every direction.

North Korea's long-range missile test Tuesday, although unsuccessful, was another reminder of the bleak foreign policy landscape that faces President Bush even outside of Iraq. Few foreign policy experts foresee the reclusive Stalinist state giving up the nuclear weapons it appears to have acquired, making it another in a long list of world problems that threaten to cloud the closing years of the Bush administration, according to foreign policy experts in both parties.

"I am hard-pressed to think of any other moment in modern times where there have been so many challenges facing this country simultaneously," said Richard N. Haass, a former senior Bush administration official who heads the Council on Foreign Relations. "The danger is that Mr. Bush will hand over a White House to a successor that will face a far messier world, with far fewer resources left to cope with it."


Blogger Joanne said...


I asked my Korean friend what Koreans were thinking about North Korea launching the missiles, and he said Nothing. He said they've been shooting missiles for years and have had one pointed at South Korea for a couple of decades, so South Korea is used to it. The South Koreans have been dealing with the threat of missiles being launched all this time, and just when it might affect us, we act like it's a big deal. Him and I thought (probably unoriginally) that when North Korea decides to invade South Korea, they are going to send bombs toward the US and Japan at the same time they invade to distract us so that we cannot respond immediately and go to help.

I asked my Japanese friends what they thought and she said most were angry that they were pointed in their direction.

7/09/2006 7:26 PM

Blogger Gingersnapp said...

Joanne, did you see where Japan is thinking about doing a pre-emptive strike against N. Korea.

Japan is not supposed to have a militarized military, it is supposed to be used only for humanitarian purposes. I am surprised they are considering this.

I would sure hate to be South Korea right now.

7/10/2006 4:45 PM


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