Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Bush is Wr0se than Hilter!!!*

If there was an award for deranged chutzpah on the international stage, North Korea would surely deserve to be the first recipient:

North Korea has described US President George W Bush as an "imbecile" and a "tyrant that puts Hitler in the shade".
A Foreign Ministry spokesman was responding to comments President Bush made last week in which he described the North's Kim Jong-il as a "tyrant".
The spokesman also reiterated that North Korea will not attend a working meeting ahead of the next round of six-party talks on its nuclear programme.
The working group is due to meet later this month in New York.
President Bush explained in a speech in Hudson, Wisconsin, last Wednesday, his decision to ask other countries in the region to help him persuade the North to disarm.
"I felt it was important to bring other countries into the mix, like China and Japan and South Korea and Russia, so there's now five countries saying to the tyrant in North Korea, disarm, disarm," he said.
A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman, in comments carried by state news agency KCNA, responded: "This clearly proves that the DPRK [North Korea] was right when it commented that he is a political imbecile bereft of even elementary morality.....
"Bush is a tyrant that puts Hitler into the shade and his group of such tyrants is a typical gang of political gangsters," he said.
I'm sure the folks at Indymedia and International Answer would endorse the North Korean spokeman's viewpoint wholeheartedly, as would all those who can spare floods of tears for the likes of Saddam and Muqtada al-Sadr while airily breezing over the plight of the victims of their thuggery.

*[Apologies to Brad DeLong for stealing his title]