Journal / Strange Politics

now granted i’m neither a diplomat nor a politician, but there’s an odd logic to what’s going on with iraq and north korea that i don’t understand.
we are preparing to go to war with iraq because we believe that they might have weapons of mass destruction. we’re pretty sure that they don’t have nuclear weapons, but we’re assuming that they have other weapons of mass destruction that they’re not telling us about. so we’re massing our troops near iraq preparing for war because we believe that they might have weapons of mass destruction.
north korea, on the other hand, definitely have weapons of mass destruction. and they routinely sell these weapons of mass destruction to other rogue states. and they’re kicking out u.n inspectors because the north koreans have pretty much said, point blank, that they want to build more nuclear weapons. but yet no one’s talking about military action against korea.
i just don’t understand. one country, iraq, might have weapons of mass destruction but they definitely don’t have nuclear weapons and we’re going to attack them.
another country, north korea, definitely have weapons of mass destruction and almost definitely already have nuclear weapons and have said that they’re going to build more nuclear weapons but we’re not going to attack them.
it’s strange, right?
and north korea is right next to a lot of our strategic and economic allies, and iraq is kind of in the middle of nowhere(but near a lot of nasty places that have a lot of oil). as far as a ‘threat’ is concerned, it would seem that north korea posed a bit more of a threat when looked at objectively, seeing as they have nuclear weapons and plan on building more and have already tested missiles over japan and south korea.
ah well. strange politics. i don’t understand.
moby