The North Korean government is reporting a successful nuclear test. Given the time difference, it occurred on Monday morning, October 9.
Likewise, South Korea is confirming an explosion in northeast North Korea that measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. That is generally consistent with a small atomic bomb. Moreover, in Seoul, President Roh Moo-hyun has also called an emergency security council meeting.
While the talking heads on TV try to figure out who to blame for the congressional page sex scandal, keep in mind that it is easy to assign blame for this foreign policy disaster.
North Korea gained access to weapons grade fuel after October 2002, just months after President Bush said that the regime was part of an "axis of evil."
I won't claim that the neocons were sleeping, but it does appear as if they heads stuck up....er, somewhere else.
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