This story out of the Guardian Unlimited speaks for itself:
North Korea is entitled to launch a pre-emptive strike against the US rather than wait until the American military have finished with Iraq, the North’s foreign ministry told the Guardian yesterday.
Warning that the current nuclear crisis is worse than that in 1994, when the peninsula stood on the brink of oblivion, a ministry spokesman called on Britain to use its influence with Washington to avert war.
“The United States says that after Iraq, we are next”, said the deputy director Ri Pyong-gap, “but we have our own countermeasures. Pre-emptive attacks are not the exclusive right of the US.”
So the guys in North Korea are basically just spoiling for a fight and yet Iraq is still considered a bigger threat? Sure, Iraq has said it’ll win any war we start with it, but they’re not actually stupid enough to declare that they reserve the right to throw the first punch. Or that they’ll definitely use nukes if they do take the first swing.
It really does make you wonder just what it is about Iraq that has this administrations panties all in a bunch.