Holiday provided contrast
Independence Day 2006 provided us quite a contrast regarding the United States and North Korea.
We, the leaders of the free world, celebrated the anniversary of our independence by attending barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. We also sent the space shuttle back into space. Makes me proud to be an American.
Meanwhile, North Korea, whose people are starving because their leader would rather spend money on expensive fireworks, fired off six of his overpriced bottle rockets, though the grand finale was a dud.
Why at war with Iraq?
I wish one of the administration's mouthpieces could explain why when North Korea, which we know to have nuclear weapons, fires multiple missiles in our direction, we do nothing but protest. Yet a few years ago, we invaded the nation of Iraq when it no longer had WMDs, much less any nuclear weapons or long-range missiles. What are we doing anyway?