The Ministry of Shadows

Last Five Entries

Gone, But Not Forgotten?
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

What The Internet Will Look Like Under SOPA
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Fearsgiving Week
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Jesus Approves of Waterboarding
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Beware of Asteroids
Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2011


FirstGov Portal

Legislative Database

Recommended Reading


Bruce Schneier

James Hudnall

Glenn Greenwald


You Are Dumb

All links are current as of the date of publication. All content created by the author is copyrighted 2005-2010, except where held by the owners/publishers of parent works and/or subject materials. Any infringement of another's work is wholly unintentional. If you see something here that is yours, a polite request for removal or credit will be honored.

Ignorance Is Strength

Thursday, Jul. 06, 2006 10:31 PM

"It's hard for me to tell you what's on his mind. He lives in a very closed society," said President Bush, commenting on North Korea's Kim Jung Il.

Takes a closeted, spoon-fed leader to know one, eh, George?

"What we don't know is his intentions," Bush added.

We also don't know our grammar, apparently. What we don't know are his intentions. And that's largely because we flushed the dialogue started by the previous administration � as Tony Snow reminds us � in favor of more slam-the-door diplomacy.

"And it's just really important for, for the American president to see the world the way it is, not the way we would hope it would be."

Because otherwise we start wars based on non-existant stockpiles of WMDs and imaginary links to 9/11, right, George? Slam dunk.

It should be noted that we again have our leaders saying they don't know what our enemies are thinking, what they want, or what they are capable of.

What we need is an honest assessment of North Korea's industrial capability in terms of correcting flawed design elements of the Taepodong 2 missile. If it is a question of physical design that needs to be manufactured, that's one deadline; if it is determined the failure stems from guidance/control software, that's another.

We do not need to ridicule Kim Jong Il if we are sincere in our offer to sit down at the negotiating table for multilateral talks.

The Ministry has received 0 comment(s) on this topic.