Friday, July 07, 2006

"North Korea is firing missiles. Iran is going nuclear. Somalia is controlled by radical Islamists. Iraq isn't getting better, and Afghanistan is getting worse," said William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and a leading conservative commentator. "I give the president a lot of credit for hanging tough on Iraq. But I am worried that it has made them too passive in confronting the other threats." (Washington Post)


Cameron said...

Some outside experts agreed that Tuesday's seven missile launches could help the administration make the case to China to work harder to rein in Pyongyang. "This has to have gotten China's attention," said Rep. Jane Harman (Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee. "What some may see as a series of setbacks, I see as a series of opportunities," she said.

Cameron said...

It seems to me that if the rest of the world could just get their head out then maybe the US wouldn't be pinned with everyone else's problems.

These dictators are bullies. The world, read United Nations Security Council, needs to decide what the best way to handle bullies is.

That One Guy said...

Unfortunately the UN is all but impotent.

They are sock-puppets that stand idly by waiting to hear what the US Admin wants, then pass some resolution to that effect, expecting of course that the US will take the lead, financially, personnel-wise, and risk-wise.