Monday, July 26, 2004

Shove it.

Is it really important what Mrs. Kerry says to a right-wing reporter when there's all kinds of other nonsense occurring in the world? Here's some quick tid bits on the international scene that I'll try to throw together before the DNC is called to order.

It seems Bush is finally trying to do something with North Korea. He's offered "concessions" but North Korea seems to believe (as would any rational international actor) that it is too little too late. In order to make any sort of headway with North Korea Bush, I feel it will take a real non-aggression agreement. That's a shame, because it's contrary to the US's national interests to bind our hands with a volatile country like N. Korea, but that's what Bush's cowboy diplomacy has done to our credibility.

Not that the Bush administration is really concerned with North Korea at all. Many point to Iran as the next focus of Bush's pushy foreign policy. The problem is that Iran has plenty more staying power than Iraq. Trouble in Baghdad will be nothing compared to the bombshell they would unleash if they went after Tehran.

And while all of this is going on, the administration continues to turn a blind eye when it comes to our brothers in Africa. There's a horrible genocide going on in Sudan at this very moment. Many people are aware of it, but the Bush administration sits on its hands and does nothing to help as that poor nation starves. Sure the state department says we're doing things to help, and Powell assures us that we're sending plenty of aide, but as I've said before Powell's opinion is all but moot in the current administration. I feel that he actually cares about the turmoil in Sudan, but just like his efforts with AIDs, I fear his lamentations will fall on deaf ears.

But hey, who are we to frown upon crimes against humanity, when the Republican controlled House still chooses to fund training in torture?

That's all for now. I've got to get ready for work and set up the VCR to tape the primetime speeches tonight. DNC = Hurray!