“It is our assessment that North Korea has not demonstrated the capability to deploy a nuclear-armed missile…” – White House press secretary Jay Carney
As many of you already know I believe words mean things.
When our politicians, and those speaking for them, utter inane things it’s worth pointing out.
Clearly Mr. Carney you are correct. The North Koreans have not “demonstrated” that capability.
Let me put it this way, the North Koreans have also not “demonstrated” the ability to detonate a nuclear weapon over Tokyo.
They have not “demonstrated” the ability to successfully invade South Korea.
So… are we to WAIT until they do?
I find this type of ridiculous speech annoying because it leaves the “know nothings” feeling as if there is no problem here…
It allows people like Joe Biden to state that North Korea has “no means of delivery” even if they had a nuclear weapon (which of course they don’t… according to John Kerry) as he did during the Vice Presidential Debates. Except they do… refer to “Yes Virginia, the North Korean can Kill Santa Clause“.
It allows John Kerry to continue being the most profoundly boring prevaricator he has always been, only now on the world stage.
The estimation of the Public’s stupidity by this Administration seems to know no bounds.
Sadly it appears, at times, they may be right…
April 15th, 2013 at 11:12 am
so wait, do they have a nuclear weapon or not?
April 15th, 2013 at 11:21 am
I guess we have to wait until they “demonstrate” it…