Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Holy Crap, I knew that the Koreans had fairly long range missiles, but I didn't know they had the range to hit Alaska.

The warhead of a long-range missile test-fired by North Korea was found in the U.S. state of Alaska, a report to the National Assembly revealed yesterday.

``According to a U.S. document, the last piece of a missile warhead fired by North Korea was found in Alaska,’’ former Japanese foreign minister Taro Nakayama was quoted as saying in the report. ``Washington, as well as Tokyo, has so far underrated Pyongyang’s missile capabilities.’’

The report was the culmination of monthlong activities of the Assembly’s overseas delegation to five countries over the North Korean nuclear crisis. The Assembly dispatched groups of lawmakers to the United States, Japan, China, Russia and European Union last month to collect information and opinions on the international issue.
So, it would appear that at least one member of the Axis of evil has the capability to threaten the territorial United States...

and it ain't the one that Bush is going to war with. The one that he's going to war with is the one that is least likely to pose a threat, but most likely to have horrible side effects. Yes, they could threaten to attack North Korea and the bombers that are being sent over are undoubtedly a message to that effect, but with the commitment in Iraq looking bigger by the day, they know that's an empty threat.

Just think, though; this is all thanks to David Frum and the "Axis of Evil" remark, because the North Koreans would probably have sit back and let the U.S. go harass someone else (read: the arabs) were they not identified as "evil" and identified with a regime that the U.S. is obsessed with (the Iraqis) thanks to Frum. His poor mother must be spinning so fast she could be hooked up to a generator and power New York state.

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