Monday, July 10, 2006

Inconsistency

Only a couple years ago our President announced that the US would take pre-emptive military action (the first ever in US history) against Iraq because he believed Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction that posed an imminent threat to this country. Iraq’s leader, Sadam Hussein, categorically and repeatedly denied the existence of these weapons of mass destruction, but the US took the historic action of pre-emptive war anyway. The weapons of mass destruction were never found, many soldiers and civilians have died, and more continue to die everyday.

Very recently our President became aware that North Korea possesses weapons of mass destruction. Far from denying the existence of these weapons, they’ve acknowledged their right to possess them, just as the US feels it has a right to possess them. However, our President has not yet chosen pre-emptive military action against North Korea. Last week North Korea launched a test missile, and it has been determined that at least some of the missiles they possess could reach California. Despite this seemingly imminent danger there is still no decision from our President for pre-emptive war, even though just one missile could be devastating.

Now don’t get me wrong - I’m NOT in favor of pre-emptive military action, but I find it difficult to reconcile this inconsistency.

Oh, that’s right. North Korea doesn’t possess any oil reserves, and our President has no interest in controlling their vast inventory of merchandise to be sold at Dollar Stores. Now I understand.

Drag Queen name of the day: Bobbie Pin

1 comment:

Bugsy (aka Joe) said...

Yeah - I'm thinking the same thing. North Korea doesn't have anything of value to rebuild once its been destroyed.

It seems very inconsistent. Although it seems pretty consistent for this President to be inconsistent. Can you say "hypocrisy"?