Thursday, June 02, 2005

N. Korea calls Cheney a 'bloodthirsty beast'

example of harsh and hateful diplomacy. Should we make anything of these increasingly hostile remarks on both sides? Are these signs of a possible future conflict?

1 comment:

Matt Grieger said...

First, I am the last person in the world to EVER defend Dick Cheney (or anyone else in this administration.) However, this level of rhetoric is fairly one-sided. NK called Cheney a "bloodthirsty beast" in response to Cheney's labeling of Kim as "irresponsible."

While Cheney may indeed be a bloodthirsty beast, NK's designation is not exactly tit-for-tat when the original, offending comment was as innocuous as "irresponsible."

Although President Bush and his team have shown asinine diplomacy toward NK, Kim - and this type of rhetoric - clearly is not helping.