Monday, June 06, 2005


Bush League's Razzle-Dazzle on North Korea

Looks like various Bush League minions are trying to push Fearless Leader into a second Korean war, while Rumsfeld and Rice claim to support continuing negotiations:
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday played down the possibility of a quick decision to take the North Korea nuclear issue to the United Nations Security Council.

His comments sowed further confusion over America's handling of the crisis a day after a senior Pentagon official said the United States would likely decide within weeks on whether to refer the issue to the world body, where sanctions could be imposed.

"There's been no decision with respect to that at all," Rumsfeld told reporters on his first visit to Thailand, a U.S. ally.

"The secretary of state (Condoleezza Rice) has spoken on it. I've spoken on it. The president (George W. Bush) has spoken on it. The government of the United States is on the path of six-party talks and that's where it is," he added.
(Source: Reuters Rumsfeld plays down quick decision on N. Korea, June 6, 2005
In that Dick Cheney has been trying to shut down these negotiations, these recent denials are puzzling. (See BBC News: N Korea denounces Cheney remarks) Given the cynical nature of The Bush League's policy toward North Korea, as well as W's track record on the use of force versus negotiations, these apparent internal disputes are merely razzle-dazzle designed to make US voters think W and his Bush League minions tried to negotiate in good faith before they activate their long-planned military option.


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