In other Republican scandal news, it seems George Allen has been a bad little
If you're waking up and hearing the news that North Korea did its first successful test of a nuclear weapon, and wonder why we as the United States didn't jump on this, there is a reason - and a pretty good one, at that. What's that you ask? Well, it's because under the reign of Der Chimpenfuhrer, there are no Islamofascists in North Korea - so why should we care about Kim Jong-il? He doesn't wear a turban! If that's not enough, how about this - we, the United States of America, the country with the War President, "The Decider", if you will, helped pay for the goddamned thing to the tune of $95,000,000. That's right! See for yourself:
The US Government has announced that it will release $95m to North Korea as part of an agreement to replace the Stalinist country's own nuclear programme, which the US suspected was being misused.Things are so bad in Afghanistan (you know, the country we originally invaded post 9/11) that the Afghanis are considering going back to the Taliban. Who do you think holds the receipt for that one? More proof that the HMFIC has wasted trillions of dollars for NOTHING. US troop casualties in Iraq are currently at their highest level than that of the past two years, with 776 last month alone, and more and more people are waking up to the reality of Bush's "staying the course". Even our own soldiers are asking "Why are we here in Iraq?" and calling the war "unjust". It gets worse, too. What you think could never happen on your own dime is happening.
Under the 1994 Agreed Framework an international consortium is building two proliferation-proof nuclear reactors and providing fuel oil for North Korea while the reactors are being built.
In releasing the funding, President George W Bush waived the Framework's requirement that North Korea allow inspectors to ensure it has not hidden away any weapons-grade plutonium from the original reactors.
President Bush argued that the decision was "vital to the national security interests of the United States".
In case you haven't read the Bob Woodward book State Of Denial, I ran across this interesting bit that really pisses me off. Try not to have a nosebleed, it's probably true. If only Cheney had shot Mary Matalin in the face.