Monday, November 18, 2002
You say plutonium, I say uranium... What we need to remember is that North Korea (a country poor, desparate, and loony enough to use nuclear blackmail) is thought to also have the most potent delivery capability of any of the rogue states. (How come they're never lovable rogues, the type ladies say Bill Clinton is?) Of course, they haven't exactly been eager for us to come in and poke around to verify this. At any rate, our best guess of their ballistic missile range is Japan and beyond, with some pessimists saying that California is within their range already. Clearly, the success of our policy of "engaged containment" in N. Korea is something to remember as Saddam prepares to make a fool of the latest UN isotope-sniffing regime.