July 17, 2003

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Kim


This cartoon is from January of this year. As North Korea signals readiness for three-Way nuclear talks, it's important to keep in mind that we're dealing with a Stalinist psychopath.

Just months ago North Korea vehemently denied the U.S. charge that the communist dictatorship was pursuing nuclear weapons. Their exact words were: "The claim that we admitted developing nuclear weapons is an invention fabricated by the US with sinister intentions. [...] If the US challenges us, we'll turn the citadel of imperialists into a sea of fire." (Just how they'd do that without nuclear weapons was unclear.)

And that wasn't the first time the threat was used. The BBC reported in January 1999: "North Korea has accused the United States and South Korea of preparing for nuclear war, and said it will turn both countries into a sea of fire if it is attacked."

Hopefully the Bush Administration will not allow Baby Kim to again blackmail economic aid from the U.S. like Clinton did. Such diplomatic appeasement simply prolongs the life of a murderous enemy regime.

Posted by Forkum at July 17, 2003 08:09 AM