Thursday, March 1, 2012

Amazing What You Can Accomplish

When your foreign policy doesn't consist of screaming threats and abuses at any country that doesn't do exactly what our warmongers want:

"North Korea agreed on Wednesday to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches, and to allow checks by nuclear inspectors, in an apparent policy shift that paves the way for resuming long-stalled disarmament talks.

The surprise breakthrough, announced simultaneously by the U.S. State Department and North Korea, also includes U.S. food aid for the impoverished state and makes possible the resumption of six-nation nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. The news followed bilateral diplomatic talks in Beijing last week.

"These are concrete measures that we consider a positive first step toward complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in a peaceful manner," White House spokesman Jay Carney said."

Eight years of mindless threats and abuse under Republicans produced nothing except more hostility and danger.   Here's what you get when you let Democrats run things.   And to think that, when the Bush administration took over, the Republicans and virtually all of the mainstream press spent their time crowing about how the "grownups" were back in control.  The Republican party now has a virtually unbroken century-long history of being disastrously wrong about everything, but they are still presented as a viable opportunity to the people who have been right about everything.


mastercynic said...

Of course, the republicans will now turn their attention to Iran and will secretly back Israel's September attack to put the region once more at war - just in time for our elections.

Green Eagle said...

I don't know about this, Mastercynic. Usually, when we have war, the people rally around the President. If the Republicans do encourage violence in the Middle east, I think it is likely to backfire on them big time.

mastercynic said...

You really think the American people, in all their wisdom. would back a weak-willed, Muslim democrat to fight a holy war?

BB-Idaho said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the PJ
Media article on Oppenheimer. The
right wing twists history to their liking. I left a comment there:
the affair was engineered by Lewis Strauss and is still viewed by
scientists as an ugly time in
post WWII history...