October 9, 2006, - 11:43 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Well, I’m sure relieved to note that the Bush Administration has their script straight. This morning, White House Spokesman Tony Snow and President Bush both called North Korea’s testing, last night, of Taepodong-2 Missiles, “a provocative act.”
But, as we’ve noted, Condoleeza Rice used that same term back in June when they tested missiles then. And where did it get her? Nowhere. As we noted then, calling it a “provocative act,” is a bit of an understatement.
What one sees in a porno flick is “a provocative act.” Testing missiles that can easily reach our shores is an ACT OF WAR.
Time to treat it accordingly, instead of using euphemisms best reserved for XXX movies, not missiles with deadly consequences.
This is not “Fatal Attraction.” It’s just fatal.
Staying on message doesn’t help if the message is a weak and empty one. Referring it to the useless U.N. is a cop-out–as it has been on Iraq, Iran, Sudan, etc., etc., ad nauseam.
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