Administration: Now North Korea is a threat again

posted at 12:04 pm on May 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Sometimes, we need a scorecard to keep up with the Obama administration’s positions on foreign policy and national security.  The latest case of whiplash comes from the ping-pong position shifts on North Korea.  When Pyongyang tested a long-range missile in April, Barack Obama called the DPRK a “regional threat” to security.  Last weekend, he upgraded North Korea to a threat to global peace.  Wednesday, though, Obama’s national security adviser James Jones dismissed Kim Jong-Il almost entirely, claiming that he poses no imminent threat to the US.

Today, Defense Secretary William Robert Gates goes back to Square One (via Flopping Aces):

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference. …

His comments came amid growing concern across the globe over North Korea’s latest nuclear test and test-firings of short-range missiles.

On Friday, two Defense Department officials said the latest U.S. satellite imagery has spotted “vehicle activity” at a North Korean ballistic missile facility.

“North Korea’s nuclear program and actions constitute a threat to regional peace and security. We unequivocally reaffirm our commitment to the defense of our allies in the region,” Gates said in Singapore.

Gates sounded a lot less concerned on Thursday:

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, en route to an annual security summit in Singapore Friday, signaled as much, saying North Korea’s actions so far do not warrant sending more US troops to the region.

“I don’t think that anybody in the [Obama] administration thinks there is a crisis,” Mr. Gates told reporters aboard his military jet early Friday morning, still Thursday night in Washington.

Anyone playing Pyongyang Bingo should note that the Obama administration has covered almost all of the positions on the card.


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Doesn’t matter what their ‘position of the day’ is…the net result will be the same…they’ll do nothing.

AUINSC on May 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference. …

…..

But Iran is ok?

artist on May 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference.

……

Um, how will Obama stop it?

artist on May 30, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Obama will not accept that America is a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary WIlliam Gates said Saturday at an international conference. …

izoneguy on May 30, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Obama will fold the same as Clinton folded and Bush ignored the psycho runt. The runt with a pompadour will get more money, then he’ll be quiet for another 5-6 months, then start it all over again when the extortion cash is nearly gone.

Zerobama will do nothing. He’s scared crapless that he won’t get more loan guarantees from China if he messes Kim’s hair, and the last thing sock puppet wants to do is piss off his benefactors in China.

Spiritk9 on May 30, 2009 at 12:14 PM

… the ping-pong position shifts on North Korea.

RAAAAACIIIST!!!

Tony737 on May 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Morons.

Ogabe is going to get people killed with his bullshiite.

Bishop on May 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM

The real Gates must have been locked up and a look-alike has been put in his place. He has been increasingly incoherent since he has become a part of the Obama administration, he is making Cohen look like a hawk lately. When he came out for cuts in missile defense I was dumbfounded. Given current events that seems unwise, no?

echosyst on May 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM

We are right where he wants us, dizzy.

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Does anyone think OMarxist will do anything even AFTER a nuclear “man made disaster” ?

Short of a military coup where an adult takes charge we are in deep, deep, trouble with our sissy Appeaser-in-Chief.

DeweyWins on May 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

China owned Bill Clinton. Obama is just the new and improved model.

volsense on May 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

That’s okay, Obama’s taking a trip to New York City for dinner and a play (on the US’ dime) to collect his thoughts…

Skywise on May 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

I do wonder if this latest position shift has something to do with how the talks went with China? I’m suspect that whatever Obama wanted from China, he didn’t get. They are pretty angry at him about his ruinous economic policies, such as running the dollar bill printing presses at max capacity, 24/7.

AUINSC on May 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Its only a crises if they need THIS crises to deflect attention from some other criese…

Looking at the news today, what big story are we missing?

Romeo13 on May 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Smart Power FTW! We need Hans Brix stat!

Neo on May 30, 2009 at 12:26 PM

China owned Bill Clinton. Obama is just the new and improved model.

volsense on May 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

We know about the various ways the commie thugs in China funded Clinton’s campaigns. We don’t know how they contributed to BHO’s huge campaign coffers…but do you doubt that they did?

jgapinoy on May 30, 2009 at 12:26 PM

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state

Uh, they kinda already blew up a nuke, Gates.

jacrews on May 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Please note that Gates said “will not accept”, not “will not allow”.

OldEnglish on May 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Clearly, the threat posed by North Korea means that we need…crippling universal health care.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2009 at 12:31 PM

We are right where he wants us, dizzy.
Cindy Munford on May 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

You are absolutely right, Cindy. Creating disequilibrium must be one of Alinsky’s rules to radicalize and socialize this nation. I’ts by intention exhausting. Obama is the consummate moving target..

After a while people just disconnect and sheepily move along.

marybel on May 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Who knows one day Iran will be a threat as well.

seymour on May 30, 2009 at 12:33 PM

volsense on May 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Well, now China owns the US treasury…which Obama is systematically gutting.

It would be ironic if China is holding it’s ‘cooperation in restraining’ NK hostage to get Obama to put the brakes on ruining the US economy until they can get their investments out.

AUINSC on May 30, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Please note that Gates said “will not accept”, not “will not allow”.

OldEnglish on May 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Exactly.

Saltysam on May 30, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Please note that Gates said “will not accept”, not “will not allow”.

OldEnglish on May 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Exactly.

“The United States is in denial”, said Gates.

Saltysam on May 30, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Can’t we just give them a little rice, oil and maybe a waffle and have them leave us alone, they are screwing everything up!

Mr. Joe on May 30, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Bah…I think they need to call Kim’s bluff and say if the North Koreans are no longer going to honor the terms of the ceasefire then technically the US and North Korea are at war and that the US will commence strategic bombing operations asap unless North Korea agrees to the terms of a new ceasefire agreement.

Failing that North Korea should be blockaded and embargoed to prevent them from selling their weapons tech to hostile countries like Iran and deny them a source of income. If China has a problem with that then we just allow the Japanese to beef up their offensive military capabilities which should in turn scare the Chinese into playing ball.

Either way though it looks like the North Koreans have decided that Obama is weak and incapable of taking decisive action, hence their increasingly belligerent and aggressive behaviour. Obama needs make an example of North Korea and deal with this situation as quickly and effectively as possible because if he doesn’t and allows the North Koreans to behave in this fashion with out any real consequences then the next thing you know every tin pot dictator around the world is going to start jacking up and try to take shots at the USA and its allies.

Dreadnought223 on May 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state

Too late.

mchristian on May 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM

I was channeling my inner O.

Mr. Joe on May 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Creating disequilibrium must be one of Alinsky’s rules to radicalize and socialize this nation.

marybel on May 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM

You’re almost right. Alinsky says that consistency is NOT desirable.

Daggett on May 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM

I’m sure glad we have someone like Barry as President. He always maintains a consistent number of stands on major issues. Guess that’s his way of voting ‘PRESENT!’. Anyone else getting the vibe that Barry’s in way over his intellectual pay grade?

GarandFan on May 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM

I’d bet they’re reading Sarah Palin’s twitter:

UN sanctions repeatedly fail to stop N. Korea’s dvpmt of nuclear weapons. Missile Defense Agency/AK’s Ft. Greely must be funded to secure US
about 16 hours ago from web

More N Korea nuke tests: why consider US missile program cuts now? AK military program helps secure US. Now is NOT time to cut our defense.
9:48 AM May 25th from TwitterBerry

They may realize that other folks are as well.

INC on May 30, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Perhaps we’re missing the real point. It is likely that we have not one but two rogue nuclear nations in play, and no I don’t mean Pakistan. We are assuming that the latest nuke was of North Korean origin. Maybe not. It seems just as likely that it was a Iranian test conducted in North Korean facilities since Iran has no other means of conducting such a test sub rosa.

Mason on May 30, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Anyone else getting the vibe that Barry’s in way over his intellectual pay grade?

GarandFan on May 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Intellect. Heh.

The man is like a piano. Pianos have no intelligence.

Saltysam on May 30, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Say, when is Obama going to get on a plane and go talk to these zany North Koreans? I thought that this stuff wasn’t going to be a problem once he was in office and was able to meet all these foreign leaders and tell them that he lived overseas for a couple of years as an adolescent and took a three-week trip when he was in college.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2009 at 12:40 PM

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference. …

…..

But Iran is ok?

artist on May 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Um, they ARE a nuclear armed state, bambi.

So are we in for a delusional response or a dissembling back-pedal on theis “tough” statement?

Obama likes the Norks having nukes, he will not defend the South and if the US servicemen get in the way, well at least they won’t be here to vote against him.

clnurnberg on May 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM

You’re almost right. Alinsky says that consistency is NOT desirable.

Daggett on May 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Consistently being inconsistent is still… consistent…

Skywise on May 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Threat? Nah, Kimmies nuke will land in San Francisco, some people will remember where they came from, not a threat, remedy.

Speakup on May 30, 2009 at 12:43 PM

That’s okay, Obama’s taking a trip to New York City for dinner and a play (on the US’ dime) to collect his thoughts…

Skywise on May 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Is he going to have the pilot make a low level pass over NY so he can take some pictures?

Old Hippie Vet on May 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Think of it as, chemo therapy.

Speakup on May 30, 2009 at 12:45 PM

I’d bet they’re reading Sarah Palin’s twitter:

***

They may realize that other folks are as well.

INC on May 30, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Fox News needs to do a monster National Security Interview with panelists to include Cheney (terror), John Bolton (North Korea and Iran), and Palin (to complain on missle defense).

Suggestions are welcome.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2009 at 12:45 PM

I like these two from the LA Times:

The Defense chief says the U.S. will hold Pyongyang “fully accountable” if it sells or transfers nuclear material.

The Defense chief says the Obama administration does not consider the nuclear program a direct threat, but he forcefully warns the regime against transferring nuclear material abroad.

Doesn’t it just make your heart warm to know that if this “non-direct threat” gets out of hand, at least were going to hold them fully accountable?

Rovin on May 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM

So I will interpret this as more adjectives will be dropped on North Korea until this administration shows some action (pirates episode does not count in my book).

I fully expect to see the next long range missle to me shot down by our missle defense system.

WashJeff on May 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM

“I don’t think that anybody in the [Obama] administration thinks there is a crisis,” Mr. Gates told reporters aboard his military jet early Friday morning, still Thursday night in Washington.
—–
Please note that it’s also possible to parse this as Gates saying “Obama and his crew are in deep denial” …

Mew

acat on May 30, 2009 at 12:49 PM

The UN has this all taken care of. They’re drafting a new resolution against Israel right now.

Daggett on May 30, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Look up the definition of limp *ick in the dictionary and you get the definition of a Liberal…

The pussification of the American male also leads us to the definition of Liberal…

Keemo on May 30, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Palin (to complain on missle defense).

Suggestions are welcome.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Palin needs to talk about drilling. If we had ANWR and other rich oil fields in Alaska tapped already. Targeting Iran would be a lot easier (not saying easy). If our oil supplies were secure we could implement a a strategy of destroying their economy (no boots on the ground required). Destroy their nuke sites and all oil and refining facilities. Blockade their ports. Defend Israel through missle defense. And then let them wilt.

WashJeff on May 30, 2009 at 12:51 PM

There is no policy. When he finds something that elicits the least amount of criticism, he’ll use that until it stops working.

Frankly, as “people of color,” I don’t understand why Obama doesn’t appeal to them as brothers bruhs. Why should the race card be only employed domestically? Also, the Israelis haven’t been supportive of N. Korea. Obama could point that out to Kim.

Luckily, Geithner is in China kowtowing to our lenders. (He’s so small he will probably look like a slave when he’s prostrate on the floor of the Chinese emperor’s palace. I so wish I could see that.) Why not send him to Pyongyang so Kim can have sloppy seconds.

JiangxiDad on May 30, 2009 at 12:51 PM

he will not defend the South and if the US servicemen get in the way, well at least they won’t be here to vote against him.

clnurnberg on May 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM

The Dems LOVE overseas ballots, they’re easy to “disqualify”.

artist on May 30, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Send them an Ipod and some DVD’s.

That ought to cool their jets a while….

Hog Wild on May 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Obama is trying to play Old Maid. Real Nations play chess. So do the dangerous non-state actors.

njcommuter on May 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Send them an Ipod and some DVD’s.

That ought to cool their jets a while….

Hog Wild on May 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM

This may just work article:

He is said to be a movie fan who owns about 20,000 foreign films. He reportedly has produced several films, mostly historical epics with an ideological tinge.

WashJeff on May 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Frankly, as “people of color,” I don’t understand why Obama doesn’t appeal to them as brothers bruhs. Why should the race card be only employed domestically?

JiangxiDad on May 30, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Yeah, Obama could appeal to the NKs as fellow “people of color”. I bet they’d like that…

/sarc

DarkCurrent on May 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Clearly, the threat posed by North Korea means that we need…crippling universal health care.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Along with a side order of crap and trade.

Annar on May 30, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Anyone playing Pyongyang Bingo should note that the Obama administration has covered almost all of the positions on the card.

Between that and Pyongyang ping-pong, you’re on a roll today Ed!

ElectricPhase on May 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM

I guess the White House polling and focus groups came back with “oh, maybe N.Korea should be a concern”. Still, all talk, no action.

Tuari on May 30, 2009 at 1:03 PM

It’s quite simple. The teleprompter on the left says they are a threat and the one on the right says they are not a threat. With each swivel of the tennis-official-in-chief’s head between the two, the position changes.

gregbert on May 30, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Love that picture of Obama. It perfectly captures the fusion of his cluelessness and his arrogance.

pearson on May 30, 2009 at 1:04 PM

I’m sure glad we have someone like Barry as President. He always maintains a consistent number of stands on major issues. Guess that’s his way of voting ‘PRESENT!’. Anyone else getting the vibe that Barry’s in way over his intellectual pay grade?

GarandFan on May 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM

I almost miss getalife reminding us that adults are in charge.

Rovin on May 30, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Fox News needs to do a monster National Security Interview with panelists to include Cheney (terror), John Bolton (North Korea and Iran), and Palin (to complain on missle defense).

Suggestions are welcome.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2009 at 12:45 PM

That is one terrific idea. It would get blockbuster ratings!

INC on May 30, 2009 at 1:05 PM

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference. …

Ooops….too late. Since they are a nuclear-armed state, the option list grows to a single entry:

Obama must accept North Korea as a nuclear armed state, or do whats necessary to make the statement true.

I give 72 hours before Obama says that we will use soft power by giving North Korea our trust, and welcome them to the nuclear club.

BobMbx on May 30, 2009 at 1:06 PM

I won’t feel like I’ve heard the final word on this until Joe Biden explains the administration’s position over a couple of beers.

Star20 on May 30, 2009 at 1:11 PM

China can stop this in an instint. From this article in a Korean English paper:

By normal measures of economic influence, China
has overwhelming and growing power over North Korea. China
accounted for 73 percent of North Korea’s international trade last year, up from less than a third in 2003, according to the Seoul-based Korea Trade & Investment Promotion Agency.

China supplies 90 percent of North Korea’s oil demand, 80 percent of consumer goods and 45 percent of its food, Dong Yong-seung, a researcher on North Korean issues at the Samsung Economic Research Institute in Seoul, said.

Gives credence to what Charles K. said a few days ago (paraphrasing), “China, fix this or the Japanese are joining the nuke club.”

WashJeff on May 30, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Yeah, Obama could appeal to the NKs as fellow “people of color”. I bet they’d like that…

/sarc

DarkCurrent on May 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Truly, this is a distraction for Obama from the task of redressing the balance of power IN THE US. His goal is not to rein in nuclear despots or challenge totalitarianism or prevent international conflict. He sees life through the prism of race, and I’m sure on some level he wonders why the N. Koreans are giving him any kind of problem at all. Frankly, if they’d back off (and the Russians, Iranians, Chinese, Venezuelans, Cubans as well), Obama will gladly do their dirty work for them and bring America to heel. They are making a mistake imo.

JiangxiDad on May 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Send them an Ipod and some DVD’s.

That ought to cool their jets a while….

Hog Wild on May 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM

And then put Bush, Cheney and Bolton on trial for war crimes, gird your loins, and we’re all set.

Knucklehead on May 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM

There are no trolls here re. the Korean situation. That is proof that Obama has no policy yet. The trolls have no idea what they’re supposed to believe. Kinda funny when you think about it.

Hey Barry. It’s YOUR problem now Jack. LOL :)

JiangxiDad on May 30, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Kim Jong Il: Now you see, the changing of the worrd is inevitabre!

faol on May 30, 2009 at 1:20 PM

JiangxiDad on May 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Olay and other cosmetics manufacturers’ skin whitening products are very popular in Asia. Maybe he could make a deal: 100 tons of skin whitener for every nuke.

“To demonstrate our sincerity as fellow people of color, we will send you Olay skin whitener…”

;-)

DarkCurrent on May 30, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Crazy conspiracty theory of the day:

China eggs Kim Jong-Il to be a royal pain in Obama’s ass, then starts balking at buying more of our debt. When (not if) The 0 comes begging at China’s door, they tell him, “sure, we’ll put Kim Jong-Il back on our leash, and buy more of your debt. But you have to look the other way on us taking Taiwan.”

Anyone doubt he’d take that deal in a heartbeat?

Rebar on May 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM

President Pantywaist will not allow us to be distracted from his domestic agenda by any imagined foreign threats. To the contrary, Iran and Korea show the pressing importance of nationalizing health care, energy, finance and education sectors… and a global warming tax.

petefrt on May 30, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Anyone doubt he’d take that deal in a heartbeat?

Rebar on May 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM

My bet is the odds on something like that happening are pretty high. Wouldn’t want to be Taiwanese right now.

petefrt on May 30, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Look, the Korean War was over before BHO was even born–so it’s not his problem!

A nuclear North Korea–they had the technology before BHO was a senator in Illinois, so it’s not his problem!

“Kim Junk-ill” was out of control before BHO took the oath of office for POTUS so it’s not his problem!

The latest bomb + rockets were fired when he was “out of the oval office” (that is “off the clock”) so it’s not his problem!

Dealing with mentally unbalanced leaders of rogue states is “above his pay grade” so it’s not his problem!

rebuzz on May 30, 2009 at 1:58 PM

rebuzz on May 30, 2009 at 1:58 PM

rebuzz,

How the hell did you get a hold of Obama’s telepromter?

Rovin on May 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM

More waffles than a house of pancakes.

Dark-Star on May 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Meanwhile, AP is trying to figure out Obama’s cunning plan behind all this, because these guys can’t possibly be as incompetent as they’re acting…

Jim Treacher on May 30, 2009 at 2:06 PM

It should never be forgotten that Obama and crew are really Clinton II.

Their approaches will be the same. To create the phony feeling of peace and prosperity threats will be downplayed and actual events will be viewed as criminal proceedings. With that everyone can go back to sleep.

Same on the domestic economic side. Everything bad will be blamed on the proceeding admin, as Clinton relentlessly blamed Reagan/Bush, followed by the ever comfortable government intervention in daily lives. Not to be forgotten will be the continual, perpetual campaign mode of trivial announcements everyday from the White House of initiatives started or completed.

Finally this all gets wrapped up in a pandering neat little package by the MSM every night. Any glitches will/can be blamed on the right wing conspiracy. Laugh all you like but “moderate” repubs are even using it today with great success!

It’s all marketing 101.

patrick neid on May 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Meanwhile, AP is trying to figure out Obama’s cunning plan behind all this, because these guys can’t possibly be as incompetent as they’re acting…

Jim Treacher on May 30, 2009 at 2:06 PM

And, Joe Biden’s been banished to Cheney’s old bunker complete with a Hannibal Lecter mask.

Rovin on May 30, 2009 at 2:14 PM

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference. …

And then….? Another strong letter? Another blistering teleprompter tirade?

drjohn on May 30, 2009 at 2:15 PM

There are no trolls here re. the Korean situation. That is proof that Obama has no policy yet. The trolls have no idea what they’re supposed to believe. Kinda funny when you think about it.

Hey Barry. It’s YOUR problem now Jack. LOL :)

JiangxiDad on May 30, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Probably because they haven’t received their talking points from Axelrod yet.

Dreadnought223 on May 30, 2009 at 2:21 PM

It’s time to play…

Wheel! Of! Policy!!!!

Give the wheel a spin and see how we feel about North Korea today!

Daggett on May 30, 2009 at 2:25 PM

echosyst on May 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Or maybe he put away the mask he had in the Bush administration and his real self is popping out!

promachus on May 30, 2009 at 2:27 PM

The reason Obama and his cronies do all this flip-flopping is so they can completely ignore the issue while they attend to taking away our liberty. If and when North Korea attacks us or our allies they can still say they were doing everything possible regarding North Korea. They called it a threat to global peace remember? And if nothing comes of North Korea they can say they had the right idea of ignoring them. They said it was just a regional threat remember? And the mainstream media propaganda branch of the government won’t report the divergent statements. Political hackery and scumbaggery at the utmost. Thanks for playing games with American lives Obama. Hope you rot in hell.

chicagojedi on May 30, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Does anyone think OMarxist will do anything even AFTER a nuclear “man made disaster” ?

No.

Alana on May 30, 2009 at 2:37 PM

lol Daggett @2:25

Alana on May 30, 2009 at 2:43 PM

lol Daggett @2:25

Alana on May 30, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Thanks, but I should have finished that with Obama saying, “Pat, I’d like to buy a clue…”

Daggett on May 30, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Remember when the NoKo’s announced their missile test, and our military wanted to move their missile defense radar into the area to test it out on a real missile, and Obama said, ‘No, we don’t want to do something that might provoke them’?

Not provoke them into doing what? Setting off a nuclear explosion and voiding the 1953 truce?

Jeez, Obama is such a amateur.

Socratease on May 30, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Speaking of Obama foreign policy, you MUST SEE this…

http://drybonesproject.com/blog/D09510_3600.gif

It’s from Israel Insider

I wish Bibi would actually propose this to Obama.

Daggett on May 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM

And I thought it was just one of those small countries that Obama just didn’t see as any real threat to anyone at all… dear me, the White House Waffle House is now doing a grand business.

Why in no time at all we will be hearing about a nuclear neighborhood option, I’m sure… although it will take some waffle flipping to get there, I’m confident that this Administration can come down on all sides of anything whenever it wants to. Not through ‘pragmatism’ or ‘realism’. Just by whimsy. Of course some genies just won’t go into the bottle again… so his promise to stop making and upgrading the US nuclear arsenal also has an expiration date. And it is fast approaching. Probably before the next budget cycle. And the Left will wimper more, unable to call the President on anything… because he *is* one of them… incompetent, incapable, unreasoning, unable to stick to any position save pure opportunism. That bodes ill for the Nation, and the world.

ajacksonian on May 30, 2009 at 3:20 PM

I guess someone leaked that Obama put NORK on double secret probation so they had to come out and make some kinda statement…

ladyingray on May 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM

words … just words …

PackerBronco on May 30, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Don’t you people get it yet? It’s not a threat unless Bam needs a crisis. Then it’s a world crisis. There are economic crisis, national crisis and world crisis. They have this on a dart board in the oval office. One ring says not today, one says we’re out of money and another says we need to get the un involved.

Kissmygrits on May 30, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Obama: By the end of this fiscal year, I will have created or saved hundreds of crises.

BobMbx on May 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Inept, inept, inept.

n0doz on May 30, 2009 at 4:02 PM

“that the Obama administration has covered almost all of the positions on the card.”

Well, that’s the core political strategy, isn’t it?

That way, he can claim to have held any position when telepromtering to one of his many lunatic fringes, knowing full well they don’t pay attention until he opens his mouth to bless them with words and empty promises.

And his base loonies know that he lies all the time about centrist positions. They love that. It proves to them that he is one of them.

notagool on May 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM

The most pathetic aspect of Obama’s administration is that the morons who voted for him will NEVER admit that he is simply incompetant.I can accept someone changing their point of view based on new information,but their is NO new info about the current world crises,eveyone here knew it long ago.Liberalism is indeed a psychological disorder.

DDT on May 30, 2009 at 5:31 PM

This is a time when that “draft” GOP ad with the remake of the 1964 Johnson DAISY ad (with a plane hitting the World Trade Center added) would make sense.

GEE.

Ya think they’re being bad?

GEE. REALLY?

SURE?

Wanna criticize them…DON’T wanna criticize them…etc, etc…(yawn, ad nuclearum bombum)…

When the F*ck is the GOP going to grow the b*!!s to stand up to such life/nation threatening acts?!?

THIS IS THE TIME.

Lockstein13 on May 30, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Based on New(to me) information(namely follwing the link in the story about Sheriff Joe),I must amend my previous comment.Obama isn’t simply incompetant,he is traitorous.Of course the morons who voted for him will never admit that,either.

DDT on May 30, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Who is going to stand up to and take down these dangerous leaders in the world? I’m talking about Obama by the way. The democrats must face it – with what Obama is doing, nobody will elect another democrat for President for a long long long time.

suzyk on May 30, 2009 at 5:52 PM

The Obama administration: the bouncing ball in the international roulette wheel.

Yoop on May 30, 2009 at 6:00 PM

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