Bush expresses frustration with diplomacy

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    uh-oh.

    this doesn't look horribly promising. and **** him for using my city as a base for his thinly-veiled bellicose messages.
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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    not too surprising he'd say such things. "Peace" is "cumbersome" and "slow"... If we "attack" the "enemy insurgents" then the American people are "safer". I have a "hot dog" "stuck" in my "butt". :rolleyes:


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  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    "TMI".
     
  4. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I wagered the girlfriend today $5 that Bush would pull an Iraq in North Korea by the time he's out of office.
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    He's been pulling something for years. Didn't know it was called "an Iraq", though.
     
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    It wasn't, up until just recently, when I coined the term ;) I'm guessing he'll do whatever he can to get a military presence in NK, and just leave it for the next guy to clean up. I'm theorizing his answer to the Iraq problem is much the same, i.e. leave someone else holding the bag.
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Well isn't it convenient that we've spent years doodling around in the middle east while a real threat was building, and only now, once they've started testing their missiles, do we start the 'slow and cumbersome' process of diplomacy.

    Gawd. I don't even want to imagine what will happen once Bush has an ADD fit and decides to play in an extraordinarily strongly-led (if in the wrong direction...), well organized country that has nuclear weapons...

    Never mind that North Korea has a total military force (standing+reserves+paramilitary) more than 2 times larger than that of the U.S, and none of them are blundering about in the middle east...
     
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    Tell me if I'm wrong, but isn't the reason why Bush hasn't attacked NK is because they have no oil and are pretty much useless to the U.S.?
     
  9. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    No, because the PRK has nukes.
     
  10. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    things haven't gone as planned. in PNAC's pax americana, i believe they thought knocking off iraq would be a 6 month affair, giving them momentum to take out iran and then on to NK in term #2.

    but it's gone horribly wrong, obviously. i reckon they truly believed that either world opinion would be on their side, or the world would be so terrified of the US that they'd all go along anyway.

    let's just hope they don't get desperate and decide to do something rash.
     
  11. toontra macrumors 6502

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    Quite possibly. But nothing has been learned. Bush now says diplomacy is a "cumbersome" and "slow" process. Not if it's compared to the failed military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan it isn't!
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Maybe we should pool our resources and send Bush a full case of Calamine lotion.
     
  13. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    just itching to unleash a pun, eh?
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    No, scratch that idea.
     
  15. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    okay, just asking.
     
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Looks like we salved another of the world's problems.
     
  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    :rolleyes: [Babylon 5] This is the kind of conversation that can end only in a gunshot. [/Babylon5]
     
  18. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    but we didn't -- there's the rub.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

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    Don't think about it, just enjoy the balmy evening air.
     
  20. adk macrumors 68000

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    Page two of the news, Bush Expresses Frustration with "That Danged Rubik's Cube"
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

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    ...and invades it.
     
  22. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Hey be nice...those 2x2 minicubes can be dash tricky to solve. ;)
     
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    Indeed. Top it off with a cone of ice cream, and I can think of nothing more soothing.
     
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    And let's not forget that NK has had 4 years now where they have had little fear of an American military response, knowing that our military would be busy in Iraq. Bush's war of choice in Iraq has gutted our military and left us with precious few options in the event of a NK military adventure.

    And to top that off, BushCo essentially ignored North Korea for several years when they were too busy campaigning for support to invade what was billed as the ACTUAL threat: Iraq.

    And to think about all the times I've had to listen to righties claim that Clinton hollowed out the military...
     

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