North Korea Performs Nuclear Test

CNN is reporting that North Korea performed its first nuclear test today.  What impact will this have on the upcoming election?  Will it push ethics and the Foley scandal from the public mind?  Will Bush use military strikes in order to create a rally affect and make voters think about national security (the Republicans historical strong point in polls)?

Or could this be beneficial to the Democrats?  Could they argue that Bush's war in Iraq has left us vulnerable against states that have real WMD like N.K.?  I'm worried that the Dems don't have what it takes to tell the second narrative.  Am I alone?

Tags: distraction, Elections, North Korea (all tags)



Re: North Korea Performs Nuclear Test

Most Americans are smart enough to understand that Bush alone gets the blame for pissing the world off and squandering the good will everyone showered on the U.S. after the disasters of 9/11/01.

All the "axis of evil" blah blah blah is not going to shift that blame.  

It does put Democratic officials in a tricky position, but this time I trust they will not leapfrog over each other to lick GWB's boots.  

Sanity is a great asset in a president, and in a legislator (judges too--i can dream, can't i?), so now is the time for all Democrats to call strongly for a unified and SANE reality-based foreign policy.  

by chiefscribe 2006-10-08 09:25PM | 0 recs
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The ability of both North Korea and Iran to completely defy the internation community in general and Bush in particular is a sign of weakness on our part, and the American people will interpret it as such.  This is more bad news for the GOP, not a distraction they can use.  

by CLLGADEM 2006-10-09 01:51AM | 0 recs
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Lil Kim is a more evil guy than Saddam and is a danger to one of our allies - Japan. Interesting that Bush doesn't have the resources to do anything with N Korea.

It's a good thing we live far away from N Korea. Our only hope is if N Korea does something incredibly stupid with China pissing them off making N Korea a 100% pariah.

by Pravin 2006-10-09 04:16AM | 0 recs
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US grants N Korea nuclear funds:


Russia: N Korea test greater than reported:


by Rabbit 2006-10-10 04:43PM | 0 recs


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