North Korea’s recent nuclear weapons test flies in the face of everything diplomatic. “”Our army and people are fully ready for battle . . . against any reckless U.S. attempt for a pre-emptive attack,” the reclusive country’s state-run news agency said.” They seem prepared to go to war, despite both Russia and China condemning this latest nuclear gaff.
North Korea is so poor in everything needed to survive as a nation, one wonders what this backwards country could be thinking. Reports out of the country suggest people are selling their children as food, that cannibalism is common. Their prisons are operated as slave camps, with rape, murder and torture as common as it is cold. Kim Jung-iI must be operating on pure paranoia. The total resources of the country are tied up in the military. Their propaganda machine paints any Western country as the home of the devil himself.
This is a scary scenario, and one that could test Obama’s resolve. That they have both short and long range missiles puts us, South Korea and Japan in real danger, and a war with them will cost millions of lives, of that I have no doubt. I wish I had a decent suggestion on this, but I’m stumped. Anyone else have something worthwhile?
At first glance, Sonia Sotomayor would seem to be the ideal Supreme Court candidate for President Barack Obama. A highly respected judge on the prestigious Second Circuit Court of Appeals, she was first appointed to the federal bench by a Republican, President George H.W. Bush. Raised in a housing project in the South Bronx to a family of Puerto Rican descent, she went on to graduate summa cum laude from Princeton University and become a law review editor at Yale Law School, mirroring Obama’s own unlikely yet quintessentially American success story. So Sotomayor would certainly seem to embody the bipartisanship, intellectual prowess and capacity for empathy that Obama has suggested are key traits for this first Supreme Court pick.
Rove comments on the Rush v. Powell controversy:
Yes. That made sense. Thank you…